Level 3 Advanced Early Years Apprentice at The Olive Tree Nursery, Bridgwater The Olive Tree Nursery

We are looking for a creative apprentice with a mature attitude to join our team. You will be responsible for planning and organising a range of stimulating and educational activities throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to continue their progression in the sector with a supportive employer.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, hours between 8am - 6pm, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The ideal candidate will have completed the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 apprenticeship, and is now looking to progress onto the level 3 Early Years Educator Advanced Apprenticeship.

  • Deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and any other appropriate guidance for young children in accordance with nursery policy and guidelines
  • Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements, looking for progression and continuity alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Further to the Level 2 practitioner, you will also have additional duties regarding first aid and care of the children.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator.
  • Paediatric First aid qualification.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required. 
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test & Professional Discussion.
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression routes include permanent job role and further CPD/training.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Caring nature, Flexible, Enthusiastic, Commitment to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
Other Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

The Olive Tree Nursery is less than than a 5-minute walk from the train station. Other Public transport may be limited. Applicant will need to be able to get to training Centres. Job offers are subject to two references. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the Employer. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Olive Tree Nursery is childcare you can trust. Each one of the children (0-5) is treated as an individual and parents and carers can relax knowing that we take the time to help them to find their feet, and that we encourage their personality to shine through. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is there to encourage your child to learn through play. Give them the best possible start with our fantastic facilities and equipment.


The Olive Tree Nursery


Westonzoyland Road




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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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