Early Years Educator Apprentice The Pre School Centre at the University of Cumbria

We are currently seeking a motivated practitioner to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship at our Nursery. Our Apprentice will support children aged 2 and 3 and assist the team leaders in the day to day running of the setting. Whilst gaining hands on experiences in our setting, you will be working towards a recognised childcare qualification.

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

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Closing date: 22 Jul 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

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Jul 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

Do you love being around children? Want to have fun whilst gaining qualifications and experience in the most rewarding career? Then this apprenticeship could be for you.

Our mission is to deliver the highest standards of care and education, while always striving for continuous improvement. We believe a quality start to our children’s education is most critical for developing the foundation of learning, behaviour and emotional well-being, which all influences later outcomes in school, work and society.

As an Apprentice you will be working in partnership with the setting to ensure:

  • The daily running of the room
  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the setting and in compliance with the Children’s Act, Health and Safety Legislations and within the guidelines of Ofsted
  • You will help to encourage children in the early stages of their education to develop their independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills
  • You will do this by working in a way that promotes inclusivity of all children by ensuring all have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and reach their potential
  • You will learn on the job and benefit from having qualified practitioners to mentor you and support you through your qualification

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Relevant training will be provided through Lancaster and Morecambe College in order to complete the programme
  • Functional Skills may also have to be completed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential position within the Nursery for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Personable, Time management skills, Hardworking, Enthusiastic


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

About the employer

The nursery is based at the university centre in Lancaster and is easily assessable via public transport. Parking is available. This nursery is an excellent place to train and learn as you will be with supportive managers and colleagues. This setting looks after children 2 – 4 years old and has an outstanding reputation for providing excellent childcare facilities. You will be with one of Lancaster and Morecambe colleagues trusted employers.


The Pre School Centre at the University of Cumbria


The Pre School Centre at University of Cumbria (Lancaster)

University of Cumbria

Bowerham Road


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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


Charlie Helme


01524 521483

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Jul 2024