Apprentice Early Years Educator



Closes today at 11:59pm

Posted on 24 April 2024


We are looking for an apprentice to join our team. The successful candidate will be full of ideas, friendly and passionate about working with children. You will undertake a shared responsibility for health and safety throughout the nursery and ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Monday - Friday: Shift work, between the hours of 7.15am - 6.00pm (Breaks TBC).

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 22 July


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • The successful candidates will work towards and achieve the Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification
  • An assessor will visit the nursery setting for practical observations and assessments of theory work and there will also be 1 day released to the training providers centre, which will support the 6 hours per week off-the-job training
  • Functional skills level 2 in maths and English if required
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification

Where you’ll work





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Early years educator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Recognise when a child or a colleague is in danger or at risk of abuse and act to protect them in line with safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Apply legislation, policy and procedure to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children in the setting (for example, food safety, diets, starting solid food, allergies, COSHH, and accidents, injuries, and emergencies).
  • Apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management within documentation and practice.
  • Teach children to develop skills to manage risk and maintain their own and others safety.
  • Use a range of communication methods, including technology, with other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional, collaborative relationships with others involved in the education and care of the child.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of key person.
  • Recognise and apply theories of attachment to develop effective relationships with children.
  • Provide sensitive and respectful personal care for children from birth to 5 years.
  • Advocate for all children’s needs, including children which require SEND or EAL support.
  • Promote and facilitate children’s interpersonal communication to develop their social interactions and relationships.
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
  • Support children to understand and respond to their emotions and make considered choices about their behaviours.
  • Assess the responsiveness of the environment for effective child-centred experiences in line with curriculum requirements.
  • Create inclusive, child-centred, dynamic, innovative, and evolving physical environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Create inclusive and supportive emotional environment that enables the child to feel safe, secure, respected and experience a sense of wellbeing; maintaining and prioritising the individual child’s voice.
  • Apply strategies that support children’s ability to manage change, transition, and significant events.
  • Analyse observation evidence to assess and plan holistic individual learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and interests.
  • Facilitate and support child-centred opportunities and experiences based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Provide adult led opportunities and experience based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Use reflection to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 or FS Level 2)
    • Maths (grade 4 or Level 2 FS)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Professional
    • Passionate
    • Friendly
    • Full of ideas

    Other requirements

    A DBS check is mandatory and will be completed once the successful candidates have been selected.

    About this company

    An outstanding Nursery working with children and young people to develop.

    After this apprenticeship

    • The potential of employment at the end of this Apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Liam Lambert

    01785 815115

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000246750.

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