L3 Early Years Educator Apprentice LITTLE OWLS NURSERY LTD

Do you want to work in a team of friendly staff, to be trained in an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Nursery, and supported to start your career in childcare? Early Years Educators are valued professionals with high-quality qualifications who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

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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

    The Nursery operates Monday to Friday between 6.45 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Paid time off will also be given to attend college to support your qualification. Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day


  • To provide high quality early education and care to children
  • To abide by and implement the policies of the nursery
  • To work as part of a team and attend staff meetings and training when required
  • To use the opportunity to learn at every opportunity by showing use of initiative and a willingness to learn
  • To build relationships with the children and families who attend the nursery and to treat everyone with respect at all times
  • To take issues regarding confidentiality and safeguarding seriously and work within the settings procedures at all times

The training you will be getting

L3 Early Years Educator Standard

Paediatric or Emergency Paediatric First Aid.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for a permanent position on successful completion of the L3 apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 9-4 or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Established in 2004, Little Owls is a purpose-built day nursery and pre-school located in the heart of the Danbury countryside and less than 2 miles from the Chelmsford park and ride. At Little Owls, we are committed to ensuring your child’s individual needs are fully catered for. Our childcare providers aim to deliver individualised learning and development opportunities to enhance the experiences of your child and give them the best possible start into school life. We promote enjoyable and purposeful play that encourages learning and development in a safe, relaxed, healthy and fun atmosphere whilst encouraging discovery, wonder, adventure, challenge and a strong sense of belonging.








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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


Louise Manning


012545 293110

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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