Early years Teacher Educator apprenticeship Tomberries Nursery

We are looking for passionate and dedicated apprentices committed to providing excellent childcare. Ideal for those with a genuine passion for children's growth, development and learning. Apprentices will receive an opportunity to develop their skills and gain a level 3 early years educator qualification.

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Pension available, additional training and mentoring. Career advice, CV workshops and support. Excellent career development in industry or related field.

    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, 8 hour shifts between 8:00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

As an early year's educator apprentice, you will:

  • Support and promote children’s early education and development
  • Plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment and reports
  • Develop effective and informed practice
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will gain an early years level 3 qualification after successful completion of the course and a wealth of experience with highly qualified team members.
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification.
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. 
  • Course location: Tomberries Nursery, 271B Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, SW19.
  • Training hours: 1 day a week.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) Apprenticeship is ideal for someone looking to pursue a career as an Early Years Educator/Teacher, Nursery Nurse, Supervisor or Childminder.
  • This can then lead to management positions with further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, reliable


GCSE or equivalent English, maths (Grade 3) Desired

About the employer

Tomberries Nursery is a private home from home nursery set in the heart of Southfields. We are passionate about good quality childcare and provide a rich stimulating learning environment for 12 months -5 year olds. We open from 7.30am to 6.30pm 51 weeks of the year.


Tomberries Nursery





SW19 6NW




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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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