Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice at King Edward Road Nursery, Minehead BEACON EDUCATION MAT LTD

This apprenticeship is a great way to achieve your Level 3 Childcare qualification whilst gaining fantastic work experience. During this apprenticeship, you will complete a variety of tasks with guidance from qualified staff. Childcare Level 2 qualification required or if you have experience working with children before, apply now.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Working between the hours of 7:45am to 6pm, times to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 May 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Using skilful interaction strategies within teachable moments with children to extend their learning
  • Assisting in the provision of a high-quality nursery, that adheres to EYFS and OFSTED requirements through planning, effective room organisation and provision of Early Years Resources, to develop a high-quality play environment both indoors and outdoors which meets each child’s individual needs, in accordance with the areas of learning and development, and characteristics of effective learning

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for the Early Years Educator
Functional Skills in English and maths if required
End Point Assessment: Observation with Questioning & Professional Discussion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible permanent employment upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Commitment to learn, Flexible, Good time keeping, Knowledge of safeguarding, An understanding of the EYFS, Good interpersonal skills


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

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

King Edward Road Nursery is part of Beacon Education. Beacon Education is a group of like-minded schools that share common values. Our family of six schools and four nurseries work together to promote high academic standards, the development of good character and Christian love in our communities.




King Edward Road


TA24 5JA

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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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