Early Years Educator Apprentice Coram's Field Nursery

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. You will need either an Early Years Practitioner Level 2 or Childcare Level 2 qualification for this role. As an Apprentice you'll gain valuable hands-on experience while working towards a sought-after early year’s qualification.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm on a shift pattern

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your primary focus will be supporting the team in delivering a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years. You will be developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development and be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy/Nursery Manager. You will need to complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship and desire to continue with CPD.

You will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and provide two suitable references as part of the recruitment process.

  • To support fellow educators/practitioners to deliver the setting’s curriculum and standard of practice.
  • To work towards an early year’s qualification with support from the setting’s staff and training provider.
  • To seek support from members of the team to assist your learning.
  • To work closely with children aged 0-5 years old, looking after their daily needs such as feeding, nappy changing and toileting.
  • To work as part of a team to deliver and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage for all children.
  • To plan, provide and support age-appropriate play opportunities in line with the curriculum and individual needs of the children in your care.
  • To ensure the safeguarding and welfare of all children in your care.
  • To observe, assess and record children’s learning and development progress.
  • Provide an enabling environment that meets the needs of each unique individual child.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers.
  • To adhere to and follow the setting’s policies and procedures.
  • To attend regular team meetings.
  • To ensure standards of health and safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To attend additional training events and meetings as identified by the Setting Manager for training requirements.
  • To liaise and work in partnership with external agencies (both statutory and voluntary) to support children within the setting as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other duties as deemed necessary by the Nursery Deputy/Manager.

Other Responsibilities:

  • To attend regular supervision and appraisal meetings.
  • To attend training as and when required – as per the requirements of the role.
  • To respect and value all colleagues, children, and parents, encouraging a positive and diverse working environment.
  • To be professional and a good role model to the children and other staff members, always.

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will undertake a Level 3 Early Year’s Practitioner apprenticeship, which is an 18 month programme plus 3 months for End Point Assessment activities.

The programme is delivered through virtual and face to face training and online learning.

It will include functional skills exams if you don’t have English & Maths GCSE at Grade 4 or above.

You will be required to obtain an approved paediatric first aid qualification prior to taking End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be opportunities for further roles and training within the nursery on completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Caring


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

Things to consider

This will be shift work, meaning some early morning starts. Please check that you can travel easily to the location to start at 8am. Benefits include: Free lunch 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays Cycle to work scheme Discounted sport and hall hire Discounted childcare for holiday clubs Defined pension contribution scheme Employee Assistance programme (EAP)

About the employer

Coram’s Fields is a children’s only park and playground which is open all year round for children under 16. It was established in 1936 as a charity. The nursery forms part of this provision. They offer childcare and early education for up to 36 children from the age of 0 to 5 years old. Set in the main grounds of the park, Coram’s Fields Nursery provides one of the most unique childcares offers in London, delivering excellence through the qualified and highly experienced team and with the benefit of full access to a seven-acre site. The children can enjoy the nursery's wildlife garden and learn about the natural world. They are a pescatarian nursery and fresh food is cooked on site every day. Highly trained, motivating staff offer children meaningful experiences to develop new skills and grow in confidence. The nursery has strong links with local community and parents’ partnership is at the heart of their practice.


Coram's Field Nursery





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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


Caz Callam


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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