Advanced Early Years Apprentice Westerham Day Nursery

Westerham Day Nursery is searching of a Level 3 Apprentice to collaborate with its established team, focusing on the development of either 2–3-year-olds or 3–4-year-olds. Having some existing experience of working within a nursery setting already, you’ll play a pivotal role in the children’s growth and learning.

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

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Closing date: 23 Jun 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 to Friday. 8.00am - 5.00pm or 9.00am - 6.00pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch. 20% paid time for learning.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Take the Next Step in Early Education – Join the team as an aspiring educator for 2-3 year olds or 3-4 year olds!

Main Duties:

  • Work with an established team for 2–3-year-olds or 3-4 years olds.
  • Develop into the role of a key worker in nurturing children’s development.
  • Plan and implement age-appropriate learning activities.
  • Foster child development and education following the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure the upkeep of learning environments.
  • Apply knowledge of child development and early education theories.
  • Document and track children’s progress and development.
  • Continuously improve teaching practices through training and guidance.
  • Contribute to creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment.
  • Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll work towards obtaining the advanced qualifications while benefiting from the expertise and support of experienced staff.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard.
  • Paediatric First Aid.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.  
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Interview - We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check - You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work daily whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - There are bus services that run from Oxted, Sevenoaks and Bromley to Westerham. The nursery is within walking distance from the bus stop.

About the employer

Westerham Day Nursery is a long-standing, all-day childcare facility that provides support to families and nurtures the development and early education of children aged 4 months to 4 years. Its facilities include three age-specific rooms, a spacious outdoor area, and a dedicated forest school zone.


Westerham Day Nursery





TN16 1EZ

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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


Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team


0800 731 4297

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 employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system. Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Jun 2024