Are you looking to complete an apprenticeship in Early Years? Do you have a passion for supporting a child’s early years in life through play based learning? If you answered yes to the above questions your the person we are looking for!

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    - Staff pension - Ongoing staff training - Staff discount for childcare - Uniform provided

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am and 6pm, depending on shift hours.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Planning and implementing fun and educational activities with the children.
  • Play alongside and with children to support their play.
  • Supporting children’s creative and imaginative experiences.
  • Maintaining development records.
  • Supervising children at rest times and mealtimes.
  • Ensuring the play area is clean and tidy.
  • Working closely with parents and providing feedback on their child.
  • Contributing to and adhere to, safeguarding, health and safety procedures.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship - Level 3


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you may have the opportunity to continue working in a permanent role within the Nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Oak Tree Day Nursery is situated within the beautiful sweeping private countryside grounds and woodland of Bath Spa University- where adventure, curiosity and creativity is fostered through a love of learning. Oak Tree nursery is a small and unique setting open to all children from 3 months to 5 years old. We offer a holistic approach to each child in order to nurture them to become self-assured, caring and curious children.




Oak Tree Day Nursery

Newton Park

Corston Drive


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Training provider


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


Laura Joy



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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