Early Years Educator Apprentice HAPPY LITTLE DOVES LIMITED

Happy Little Doves (East Wick Kids) Nursery is a newly open facility. They are a family run business, setting high expectations for themselves and the children they look after. They utilise Montessori principles, focus on sustainability, providing organically produced meals and use Forest School at least one day a week.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner qualification, enhancing previous experience or starting out on a new career path.

The Apprentice is responsible for helping to create an environment in which children’s individual needs are met and supporting the Nursery Management Team to ensure that high quality childcare is provided to all.

You will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and provide two suitable references as part of the recruitment process.

  • Being aware and demonstrating a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
  • To support children’s learning and development with children from all age ranges of the Early Years
  • To support children’s development skills, working to plan activities, recording observations and their progress
  • To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practice
  • Once confident in role, to assume the role of a key person to a group of children and work in partnership with parents/carers, catering for all children’s individual needs; observing, planning and evaluating development activities; keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
  • Attending staff meetings and any training that is in-house
  • To regularly update the children's daily diaries
  • To ensure that the ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the wall displays and decoration
  • To assist with the nappy changing routines & personal hygiene

The training you will be getting

  • Alongside the on site training you will receive as a new starter, you will undertake an Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship through Hawk Training
  • You will gain a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and a Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • The programme is delivered through virtual and face to face training and online learning delivered during working hours.  You will have 6 hours per week protected study time
  • It will include functional skills exams if you don’t have English & Maths GCSE or equivalent at Grade 4/C or above

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to continue employment, taking positions as 2nd in charge or room leaders. Further opportunity to gain higher education and level

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This role will involve shifts between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Please check transport for early shift prior to application. There is no parking on site This role is subject to DBS check prior to starting work.

About the employer

You will be required to undertake a DBS Check and provide two satisfactory references.






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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


Caz Callam


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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