Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice WRIGGLYPEEPS LLP

As an apprentice, you will provide the highest level of care, ensuring the individual needs and safety of the children are identified and met, whilst maintaining a playful and caring attitude and atmosphere. You will be supported by your colleagues and senior members of the preschool team.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday, 8.45am - 3.15pm attend college 1 day per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties

  • To learn how to plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote each child’s physical, intellectual, and emotional needs, and encourage linguistic and social interaction between the children and their carers
  • To learn how to be responsible for a group of children, by observing, monitoring, and accurately recording each child’s development in line with the curriculum planning of ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’
  • To attend parent evenings / open days as required, and learn to communicate with parents, carers about the day-to-day needs of the children by fostering parental involvement and encouraging positive parenting skills
  • To learn how to promote the philosophy of ‘learning through play’.
  • To learn how to help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training, and an awareness of personal hygiene
  • To ensure that all children are treated as unique individuals with respect and full consideration, in line with the Childcare Centres Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To attend staff and team meetings as appropriate
  • To learn about ensuring the environment meets safety and hygiene requirements
  • To learn about the Children, Act 1989 and other statutory requirements
  • To learn how to maintain records and documentation that, comply with statutory requirements
  • To learn how to respond to Child Protection Policy and Confidentiality
  • To undertake the apprenticeship training including NVQ in Childcare, Certificate in Childcare and Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number

Person Specification:

Essential criteria:

  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training
  • A commitment to obtaining a level 3 qualification
  • Good communication skills
  • A commitment to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • A commitment to working effectively with young children and families
  • A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:

  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  • You will be required to complete Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values
  • As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete Maths and English Assessments and interview with SGS college
  • Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus
  • Duration: 18-24 months

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On the successful completion of the apprenticement, a permanent position will be available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent GCSE's maths and english (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

As part of the application process, you will be required to complete a mandatory maths and english assessment and pre-interview with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

About the employer

Wrigglypeeps Preschool is a 62 place pre-school in Bristol. Ofsted inspected this childcare setting and rated it outstanding.




C/O Bromley Heath Infant School

Quakers Road


BS16 6NJ

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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


Amy Archer


0117 9092202

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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