Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship WILLOW CHILDCARE

We have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring apprentice to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are ambitious and want to gain an early years qualification whilst getting experience. You'll create meaningful relationships with the children, your team and with parents.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Paid lunch break, Sick Pay scheme after one year of employment, Staff discount for childcare, Additional holiday linked to length of service, Employee Assistance Programme

    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 shifts rota between 8am and 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating meaningful relationships with children, their families and with the team. 
  • Ensuring that every child's wellbeing is met by providing a safe,nurturing environment.
  • Safeguarding all children in the setting and making sure any child protection concerns are acted upon immediately. 
  • Observing, monitoring and supporting learning experiences linked to the EYFS.
  • Ensuring children’s progress and achievements are regularly and effectively assessed and recorded.
  • Meeting the needs of individual children, having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures, and medical histories. 
  • Supporting mealtimes, ensuring any special dietary requirements are met. 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 
    NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid 
  • Apprentices will achieve a qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS Level 3 child to staff ratios.
  • Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English, if required 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have finished the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue working for the same company and progress on to Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT or Level 3 Early Years SENCO. 
Early Years Educators are found in a range of settings including day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision, giving you a broad range of employment opportunities. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Resilience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation providing nursery education and care for children from 3 months until Primary School and Out of School care for children from 4 to 11 years.









Tracy Williams



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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


Courtney Pring


0117 235 5256

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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