Early Years Educator L3 Apprenticeship Strong Close Nursery School & Childrens Centre

A Great opportunity to progress your career in childcare. The successful applicant will play an important role, working with colleagues to support children’s progress. They will be joining a team of knowledgeable, hardworking and motivated practitioners and will support them in ensuring high quality nursery provision.

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

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:00 with a day release to Shipley College. Please discuss working week at interview.

    Total hours per week: 34.00

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The right candidates will:-

  • Have an understanding of how to enable young children to make the very best progress they can, including children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • Act as a key person from the Spring Term for children and maintain their records on our electronic assessment system.
  • Have the ability to build trust and strong relationships with children, parents and colleagues
  • Be able to work as a member of a team to support children and their families
  • Have knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and contribute to planning the curriculum
  • Have experience of working with children 2-5 years
  • Provide and maintain stimulating learning environments for children both indoors and outdoors
  • Maintain resources and equipment
  • Applicants without a prior L2 qualification in childcare must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation stage through prior work experience.

The training you will be getting

L3 Early Years Educator Standard.Maths an English functional skills if required. Training by day release to Shipley College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once achieved an early Years Educator can progress into supervision and management roles or set up their own childcare business..

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Childcare (Grade L2) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have: Researched the role, the location of the school and Shipley college. A DBS criminal record check and eligibility to work in the UK will be required. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV and attend an information advice and guidance session.

About the employer

Here at Strong Close nursery we ensure high quality learning environments both indoors and outdoors with well trained, caring and committed professionals. We know that children’s well- being has a significant impact on their learning and development so happy safe children is our primary aim in order to support children’s learning and progress. Staff observe children regularly in order to inform their planning and ensure that each individual children’s needs are met.


Strong Close Nursery School & Childrens Centre


Airedale Road


BD21 4LW

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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

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

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 May 2024