Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - Crafty Wizards Avery Hill CRAFTY WIZARDS LTD

A fantastic opportunity to join a fantastic nursery with a unique approach to education. Crafty Wizards are looking for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice to join them to become their next educators. You will be fully supported throughout your journey and have full exposure to how Crafty Wizards work.

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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

    Term time only (39 weeks per year). Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 4.30pm, but again there is some flexibility.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To promote the aims and objectives of the Pre-School
  • To promote the high standards of the Pre-School at all times to parents, staff and visitors
  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical and emotional care
  • To assist the Manager in setting and implementing objectives and policy for the PreSchool
  • To assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with registration, place allocation, and other related matters
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment
  • To be responsible for the health and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
  • Support all team members with the early identification and intervention for children with possible special needs and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate
  • To ensure confidentiality of all information received and shared
  • Liaise with parents, other family members and staff to help ensure that the needs of children are met, and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given
  • To liaise with outside agencies as required
  • To be involved in out-of-working-hours activities, e.g., training, planning meetings, monthly staff meetings, parents' evenings, fundraising events etc
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time-to-time by the Manager/ Assistant.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification across a total duration of 19 months
  • Paediatric first aid qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider in the UK)
  • All online/ remote learning, no classroom or college day release
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification
  • An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry-specific competence
  • Potential for full-time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Top 20 in the UK and London for Crafty Wizards Pre-Schools for the seventh year running! This is a magic-nificent achievement as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. With over 57,000 parent recommendations received at Day nurseries. Crafty Wizards management and their teams continue the drive to make learning magical through creativity. It is heart warming to read the hundreds of reviews that we now have from parents and carers that value the quality of learning and care we provide in Eltham and New Eltham. As a small set of pre-schools, created by a Qualified teacher who has always lived in Eltham, we work tirelessly making positive partnerships with parents and our local community. We love our unique wizarding themed pre-school with and how we specialise in 2 - 5 year olds on a personal basis.




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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


Owen MacKinnon


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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