Early Years Apprentice Cathedral Childcare

A Level 3 Early Years Apprentice is required. If you are passionate about childcare and are looking to build a career where you can make a difference to children's lives, then Cathedral Childcare is where you want to be. You will ensure children are supported within a safe and caring environment and you will assist staff to ensure children’s individual care plans, need and routines are met. Duties include: changing nappies, getting involved in healthy eating, cleaning, and interacting positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Mondays to Fridays. between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Planning and executing activities for the children to learn and develop
  • Changing nappies and getting involved in healthy eating and cleaning
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Training will be a combination of on the job experience and independent learning with the training provider offering online and face to face support
  • In addition to which our ethos for continuous professional development means that there will be support from the team who have a breadth of experience and are highly qualified
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To gain your qualification as a qualified early years educator, with the possibility to progress to a full-time job, subject to interview.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Cathedral Childcare is a small Ofsted rated good setting which seeks to develop every individual above and beyond their abilities. We are very much a family focused setting, based in a semi-detached house in uphill Lincoln. The setting includes two cats and a small West Highland terrier dog as well as my two older children, aged 13 and 16.


Cathedral Childcare





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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


Suzie Bulbeck


01775 710945

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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