Apprentice Early Years Educator CONKERS 4 KIDS LTD

The successful apprentice will work as part of the team to ensure our children receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with planned and stimulating play experiences to meet their needs and to support the EYFS curriculum. You will contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for our children.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekly wage will be £208.00 (equating to £6.50 per hour).

  • Working week

    Working hours will be Tuesday - Friday, 8:00- 16:00. 30 minute break every day.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties and tasks include:

  • To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development and types and stages of play, through interaction and extension of play activities.
  • To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment.
  • To be involved in activity planning and record keeping.
  • To attend training as requested including safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, EYFS training and any other training.
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times.
  • To support the work and beliefs of the setting by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.
  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times.
  • To encourage the participation and involvement of all children attending the setting.
  • To be flexible with the working practices of the setting.
  • To be prepared to help in any areas of the setting with domestic duties or other duties as specified by the manager or owner.

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Emergency Paediatric First Aid (mandatory requirement for the overall qualification)

For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake an observation with questioning, and a professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio.

Apprentices must attend college sessions once per fortnight at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship. The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Good listening skills, Good observational skills, Good writing skills, Strong interpersonal skills, Able to build relationships, Follow policies/ procedures, Commitment, Strong work ethic, Approachable and responsible, Friendly and reliable, Committed to children's needs, Committed to safeguarding, Committed to child development


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/ C (L2 Functional Skills)) Essential

Things to consider

The course will last for 18 months, plus there will be an additional 6 months for the End Point Assessment period. The total length of this apprenticeship programme is 24 months. Candidates must have at least GCSE grade 4/ C in English and Maths, or the Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent before they join the apprenticeship, otherwise they will not be accepted. Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above.

About the employer

We are an all-year round nursery school based 2 minutes north of Diss, Norfolk. At Conkers, we are committed to providing high quality education from 0-5 years.







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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


City College Norwich (Apprenticeships)


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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