Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice GREAT EXPECTATIONS DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Looking for apprentices that can work in an independent nursery within a friendly team. Supporting children's needs and providing opportunities for children to explore. Working with families discussing children's days and areas of development.

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Closing date: 06 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be discussed further at Interview

  • Working week

    37 hours per week, attend college 1 day per week to Filton Campus, working across 3 or 4 days. Nursery is open 7:30am to 6pm Monday-Friday. Closed Bank holidays and a week at Christmas. 11.54 per hour -unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Roles and responsibilities: 

  • To participate in forest school
  • Messy activities such as cooking and taking care of the allotment with the children
  • Observing children and ensuring they are progressing in their learning.
  • Helping children meet their individual needs and support them in their independence and every day tasks.
  • Able to use the tapestry software to record the children's day.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator standard.

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:


Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric 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).

You will be required to complete Functional Skills mathematics and English (where applicable), Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values.

You will also complete a qualification in Paediatric First Aid.

Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus.

Duration: 18-24 months.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful completion of apprenticeship - full-time permanent position will be discussed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent GCSE's Maths and English (Grade A*-C or 4-9*) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

We are based in Downend South Gloucestershire in a quiet area, also have onsite parking.

About the employer

A nursery converted from a house - a very homely feel. 2 separate nurseries within a cul-de-sac, 1 site takes 50 children and the other site takes 30 children, both free flow from room- to room and garden.




26 Baugh Gardens



BS16 6PP

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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


Amy Archer



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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