Early Years Educator Apprentice Horrabridge Primary School and Nursery

Horrabridge School is currently offering a Level 3 apprenticeship placement. This opportunity focuses on working within our Nursery, which provides care and education for pupils aged 2 to 4 years. You’ll have the chance to contribute to the nurturing and development of young children, gaining valuable experience in an educational setting.

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Closing date: 28 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 to Friday, Term Time only. 39 weeks per year. 08:15 - 15:15 daily, 1 hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Welcoming and settling-in the children as they arrive to the nursery (helping to put their belongings on their peg/trolley)
  • Interacting and engaging with children throughout their daily learning
  • Supporting children with their basic hygiene needs.
  • Assisting and supporting children throughout snack/lunchtime routine
  • Making sure the environment is safe, clean and tidy (reporting any issues found to the manager)
  • Supervising children throughout their daily toothbrushing routine.
  • Supporting staff and children with the timetabled daily routine/planned activities
  • Supporting children to build positive relationships with other children
  • Supervising and observing children between the ages of 2-4 years old
  • Supporting children to develop their independence and social skills​
  • Motivating the children and encouraging them to explore
  • Providing comfort and warmth to any ill children
  • Reporting any accidents to the manager/staff members
  • Promote and support the safeguarding of the children in the nursery

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • You may also need to work towards Level 2 functional skills in maths and English if not acheived at GCSE level 
  • All training to be delivered remotely, via teams, during paid working hours

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • It is hoped but not garunteed that an offer of permenant employment will be offered at the end of this apprenticeship 

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, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

The Nursery provision at Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School caters for children from age 2 upwards. The Nursery is led by two experienced Nursery Managers: Karen Scourfield (Mon-Thurs) and Clare Wardle (Fri). They are supported by additional experienced Nursery practitioners. The Nursery provision is open during term time, offering morning and afternoon sessions. Sessions run from 9.00 am – 12.00 noon and from 12.00 noon – 3.00 pm (the latter including lunch time). Additionally, Nursery pupils are able to access the Breakfast and After School Clubs if required (see timings below). The Nursery has its own well-resourced classroom base including free-flow access to an enclosed and partially covered outdoor astro turf area. Nursery pupils also benefit from access to the school hall and playgrounds and garden areas. The Nursery Managers plan weekly with the Reception class teacher and the provision is overseen by Miss Emily Friend (Year 2 class teacher and Nursery/Reception and Key Stage 1 KS1 Leader) . This ensures that there is consistency in planning and appropriate progression for the pupils in Nursery. This close link between the Nursery and Reception staff and familiarity with the school environment ensures that the transition from Nursery to Reception is as smooth as possible.


Horrabridge Primary School and Nursery


Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School

Walkhampton Road


PL20 7SZ

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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


Rachel OConnor



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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