NVQ Level 3 - Childcare Apprenticeship


Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6NR

Closes on Wednesday 28 August

Posted on 28 June 2024


Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5, You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful. You will be providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun.

Annual wage
£9,984 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, shifts TBC.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 1 Month

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

  • Level 3 - Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator - your apprenticeship will last for 13 months
  • You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS framework during the apprenticeship

Where you’ll work

8 Mansell Street


CV37 6NR


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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade (Grade C/4 or above))
    • Maths (grade (Grade C/4 or above))

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


    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    About this company

    At Stratford Childcare Hub, we’re proud to provide a caring and safe environment for your children. By following our mission, vision and values, we create a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming learning environment for all children. We provide our children with the space to prepare for the day ahead, to have a healthy filling breakfast with friends, to play, to finish homework, join a yoga session or create a fabulous piece of art to start their day on a positive.

    After this apprenticeship

    Developing into a level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a permanent position upon successful completion.

    Other prospects could include applying for:

    • Room Leader positions
    • Possible management training
    • Springboard into Primary Education
    • Paediatric nursing
    • Continuous development in current nursery setting

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Amy Langwith



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000249787.

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    Closes on Wednesday 28 August

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