Early Years Educator Apprenticeship PUDDLE JUMPERS LTD

An early year's educator apprentice,you will be working in a nursery with children aged 0–5.The apprenticeship will last for 14 months and requires dedication,commitment and punctuality for to be successful.Duties include a range of indoor and outdoor activities,supporting the children with self-care needs such as feeding and personal hygiene.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 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, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Aug 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

  • Creating fun, engaging and safe environment for the children.
  • Teaching within the EYFS requirement
  • Partaking in a range of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Supporting the children with a range of self-care needs such as feeding and personal hygiene
  • Communicating with other team members and paren
  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5
  • Also, being able to liaise with external customers, parents, to provide a high level of service for the childcare setting

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years.
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 14 months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the childcare sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of your 14-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor
  • You will complete a qualification in paediatric first aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a full time position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader positions
  • Possible Management training
  • Springboard into primary education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

You will need to attend online training with your Assessor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of your 14-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

At Puddle Jumpers we believe nursery is more than just childcare – it is the start of your child’s education, preparation for school and most importantly the foundation for a happy, healthy and successful life. Our aspirations are high; carefully planned learning opportunities inspire the children to become creative thinkers and problem solvers. Through a strong key person approach we build on the children’s individual strengths and interests supporting them to explore, investigate and discover new things with their key person always close by to help them be adaptable and comfortable with change. We take inspiration from what we believe are the most relevant approaches to understanding how children think and learn, guided by Reggio Emilia we have created a neutral calm environment, filled with natural objects as a way to inspire the children’s fascination and wonder, providing time and space for them to revisit their interests until they are intrigued by something new. We are inspired by our culturally diverse children, and seek to capture each child’s experiences and share them in order to broaden the horizons of all the children and encourage them to embrace and celebrate our differences.




33 Three Colts Street

E14 8HH

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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


Stuart Beer



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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