Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship WOODLANDS CHILDCARE LTD

This is a great opportunity to join Woodlands Childcare in Thatcham. You will play a key role in ensuring young children learn and develop in a safe environment before they progress into a school setting. As part of the Woodlands Team, you will learn on the job while completing the Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard with Newbury College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Complimentary homecooked lunch and beverages. Company Uniform. Onsite car parking. Competitive Annual Leave entitlement.

    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 on a shift pattern/rota.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Due to ongoing expansion Woodlands are looking for apprentices to join their wonderful nursery which was recently rated 'Good' in all areas
  • They are looking for someone who wants to gain an accredited and recognised qualification whilst training
  • Woodlands are able to provide a great place to work with passionate staff who help make the difference to our children and families

As an Early Years Educator Apprentice, you will cover the following responsibilities/duties:

  • Plan and supervise child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Have key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

The training you will be getting

  • You will receive full training and support from Woodlands experienced staff in all areas of early years education
  • As well as on the job training working alongside members of the Woodlands team, the successful candidate will have monthly visits and will complete regular reviews with their development coach from Newbury College
  • On completion you will achieve the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Paediatric first aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Woodland's childcares offer further job progression within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience, Passionate, interest and enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Woodlands are a privately owned nursery, conveniently situated on Greenham Business Park on the A339 between Kingsclere & Newbury. They care for babies and children aged up to 5 years from homes throughout Berkshire including Thatcham, Greenham, Newbury, Kingsclere, Reading and many more and offer both full time and part time places. At Woodlands there is lots of space for your child to play, learn and have lots of fun, both inside and out.




Woodlands Day Nursery

New Greenham Park

Greenham Common

RG19 6HW

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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


Apprenticeships - Newbury College


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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply via the Woodlands website

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Oct 2024