Level 3 Childcare Apprenticeship BLETCHLEY PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Level 3 Apprenticeship working with children 3 months to 4/5 years. Opportunity to work in a lively and friendly environment and gain experience in all areas of early years. Term time only. 3 locations available. You will be greeting children and parent's into the setting and supporting in the children's development.

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Closing date: 15 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,923.20 to £17,609.80

    Pension Schemes available.

    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 - Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Settling children at the start of the day.
  • Assisting in snack/mealtimes 
  • Creating and executing adult-led activities with children
  • Assisting children who will transition to school in becoming 'school ready'
  • Helping the children leave the setting at the end of the session/day. 

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 maths 

Apprentices will be required to work in the setting Mon-Fri either in Bletchley or Furzton. 

The apprenticeship should last 13 months.

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Early years educator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Room Leader
  • Deputy Manager 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Level 2) Essential

About the employer

We have 2 settings of friendly care led preschools, we look after 3 months - 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

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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