Apprenticeship Early Years Educator L3 . ADEL PLAYGROUP ASSOCIATION

If you love the outdoors and working with children Adel pre-school provides a friendly, caring and stimulating environment with indoor and outdoor areas enabling us to enhance the holistic development of each child as an individual a place in which children can feel safe and secure and be themselves.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour. 19 and over will rise to the national minimum wage after the first year.

    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

    30 hours between 7am-6pm Monday-Friday term time only. Shifts roted half termly.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • What you will do in your working day
    ●      To effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in line with current practice and guidelines

    ●      To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Nursery Manager or Deputy Nursery Manager

    ●      Implement and promote all Nursery policies and procedures

    ●      Undertake a proactive key person role and build positive relationships with parents/carers and other professionals to support the individual needs of every child

    ●      Provide a secure, caring, friendly and stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times

    ●      Contribute to the planning and develop enriching activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes

    ●      Ensure children’s records are maintained and kept up to date including records of children’s development and learning journeys

    ●      Act as a positive practice role model to ensure that the Nursery’s values are maintained

    ●      Maintain high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness at all times

    ●      Ensure that all rooms and outside areas are clean and tidy after use

    ●      Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, and observe and follow the health and safety policy and procedures at all times

    ●      Liaise with parents and carers, keeping them informed of activities undertaken, their child’s progress with these activities, as well as the child’s general development and wellbeing

    ●      Be sensitive and responsive to the needs of children, parents and carers and other members of staff

    ●      Support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities

    ●      Demonstrate initiative and get involved at all times to make a difference to the quality of care that the Nursery provides

    ●      Feedback any issues or opportunities identified around the site that could impact on the quality of care provided

    ●      Support team in the upkeep of base rooms, displays, resources, etc.

    ●      Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, visitors and work colleagues

    ●      Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained

    ●      Be aware of the high reputation of the setting and uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside

    ●      Work as part of a team to ensure good communication

    ●      Attend and participate in out of work activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent events/consultation

    ●      Be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.

    ●      Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as reasonably requested by line management


The training you will be getting

  • You will be studying towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship as an early years educator.
  • The apprenticeship will be in the main work based, in that the assessor will visit you in the workplace, to set tasks, complete reviews, observe practice etc.
  • You will attend college 1 x day per month
  • For the early years educator, the qualification required is:

    Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Self- Motivation


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

Things to consider

A love for the outdoors in all weathers is essential. You will require a DBS certificate.

About the employer

Pre-School education based on a Forest School Approach. We take children from 18 months - school leavers. We have two rooms raindrops 18 months- 3 years and rainbows 3+







LS16 7PQ

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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

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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