L3 Early Years Apprentice EARLYWORLD LIMITED

Under the guidance of senior staff, you will provide the highest level of care and education for all children attending the setting. Whilst gaining hands on experience in a high quality childcare setting you will be working towards a recognised childcare qualification at Level 3.

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    £8.75ph - under 21 £11.52ph - over 21

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • With support provide high standards of care and education to meet the individual needs of all children
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures at all times
  • Acquire and maintain positive working partnerships with staff, parents and carers

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Provide a positive practice role model
  • With support prepare and supervise activities
  • Supervise and support children at all times
  • With support ensure that equality of access and opportunity is provided to all children, parents, staff and visitors
  • Ensure that all children are kept safe
  • Notify Designated Officer of any safeguarding concerns
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, colleagues and visitors
  • With support develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, parents and carers
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures and undertake a shared responsibility for cleanliness and health and safety throughout the nursery
  • With support work as part of a team to ensure the company’s values are maintained
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, planning meetings and undertake training as required
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line manager

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification.
  • Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. Course is delivered in the workplace only.
  • An assessor will be allocated to you to progress you through you course.
  • Continual assessments, coupled with assignments / or exams depending on course of study.
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.
  • At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification.
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.
  • You will join a well-established team of practitioners, who will help to provide quality coaching and mentoring to achieve all of the requirements needed to achieve your qualification. 
  • You will also undertake a Paediatric first aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible long term employment with the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Earlyworld nursery and gardens provides the very best childcare and early education. Our family and dedicated team runs just three specially-designed nurseries in Shrewsbury and Telford. Why come to Earlyworld Nursery? Parents say we provide the very best childcare ….. that’s because every one of our team loves their work and the children. Friendly, experienced staff who are highly praised by parents Large countryside garden and forest school, with special areas for each age group Healthy menu, freshly prepared by our own Chef on site Teaching of older children links directly to Primary School curriculum Child-safe and secure design of every room Rooms are purpose-designed for five separate age groups, with two separate cosy rooms for babies, so all the resources, activities, food, and rest are perfect for your child’s developmental needs and interests at that age. An excellent foundation for starting school is provided by our well-resourced pre-school room and staff ratio that is much higher than school at 1:8 for best teaching and early learning focussed on each child’s particular interests and developmental level in every area. The room team looking after your child have a close partnership with each parent, keeping you informed of your child’s key experiences through the day with notes & photos on a tablet to share with you online, and working with you on any particular needs that your child may have. Nurseries can be relied upon to be available every day, which is not always possible with other childcare arrangements. Open 7.30am – 6.15pm Monday to Friday, we offer a wide range of daily session times plus a number of term-time and shift places.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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