Apprentice Early Years Educator SOUL CHURCH LIMITED

The apprentice will work in the room with the children. They will be a key person to a small group of children and will keep development records for these children. The role is part of the room team and will help with all aspects of the routine with the children that is needed throughout the day.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The role is term-time only and you will be working roughly 35 hours per week during contracted hours.

  • Working week

    Working hours will be 9.00am - 4.30pm across Monday - Friday with a 30 minute break every day. This role is term time only.

    Total hours per week: 28

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties and tasks include:

  • To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment
  • To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development and types and stages of play, through interaction and extension of play activities
  • To be involved in activity planning and record keeping
  • To attend training as requested including safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, EYFS training and any other training
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times
  • To support the work and beliefs of the setting by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults
  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times
  • To encourage the participation and involvement of all children attending the setting
  • To be flexible with the working practices of the setting
  • To be prepared to help in any areas of the setting with domestic duties or other duties as specified by the manager or owner

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Emergency Paediatric First Aid (mandatory requirement for the overall qualification) 

For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake an observation with questioning, and a professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio.

Apprentices must attend college sessions once per fortnight at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship. The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Listening skills, Strong interpersonal skills, Able to build relationships, Able to follow procedures, Commitment, Strong work ethic, Approachable and responsible, Friendly and reliable, Committed to child development, Commitment to safeguarding, Committed to children's needs


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/ C (L2 Functional Skills)) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates must have at least GCSE grade 4/ C in English and Maths, or the Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent before they join the apprenticeship, otherwise they will not be accepted. Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above. The course will last for 18 months, plus there will be an additional 6 months for the End Point Assessment period. The total length of this apprenticeship programme is 24 months.

About the employer

SOUL Nursery is a Christian-run childcare facility, for children aged 3 months to 5 years, that’s an extension of SOUL Church. We welcome families of all backgrounds, including children with additional needs. We aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where children have fun learning through play. We feel it’s important to make them feel loved, accepted and nurtured.




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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


City College Norwich (Apprenticeships)


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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