Early Years Educator Apprenticeship SUNFLOWER NURSERY LTD

You will be working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0–5. This will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years, your apprenticeship will last for 14 months. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful.

Sign in to apply

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

    Apprentices are required to be flexible to meet the needs of the business, and punctuality is key. Working as part of a team and using your own initiative are essential. The average working week will be 30 plus hours, Monday - Friday (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating a fun, engaging and safe environment for the children.
  • Teaching within the EYFS requirements.
  • 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 parents.
  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0–5.
  • Also, being able to liaise with external customers, parents, and provide a high level of service for the childcare setting. 

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in 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 10 days out of your 13-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 the current nursery setting

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 Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to attend online training with your Tutor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of the apprenticeship. A laptop/PC will be essential for your online classroom-based learning. You will be working the remainder of the time within the nursery with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor and the staff in the nursery. Vacancy Description: • Supporting the development of the childcare provision. • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun. • Assisting in meeting Ofsted requirements. • Being a team player. • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for children appropriately. Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery. • Supporting children’s learning and development. • Supporting children’s self-help needs. • Being creative and enthusiastic. • Following safeguarding rules and regulations.

About the employer

Our nursery is situated in a well-liked area of Ilford. Catering to the needs of families in the area, we offer exceptional childcare and education for babies and young children, spanning from three months to five years old. Our doors are open year-round, Monday to Friday, providing a reliable and consistent service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of Christmas week, the summer break, and bank holidays. At Sunflower, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing and enriching environment for the growth and development of every child in our care. We acknowledge that making childcare decisions can be a challenging task. To ensure you choose the best nursery for your needs, we highly recommend booking a viewing. If you’re interested and would like to arrange a visit to our nursery, please feel free to contact us via email or telephone. Alternatively, you are welcome to drop by the nursery in person, where our team would be more than happy to assist you and provide any information you may need. We look forward to welcoming you and showcasing the warm and nurturing environment we offer at our Nursery.




57 Empress Avenue



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.