Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship - Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill

We are currently looking for someone who has a passion for working with children spending time, watching and playing with them. To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children. You will support and work with the team to provide an enabling environment for children to play, learn and develop.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm, (40 hours per week - breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key responsibilities: 

  • Operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent evening, fundraising events etc.
  • To be flexible within the working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic duties within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, etc.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager
  • Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the Duty Manager has initiated the report before parents receive it
  • Look upon the nursery, as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the individual needs of all children
  • Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received

Specific childcare tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit each individual child's stage of development and interests
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person
  • To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
    Washing and changing children as required
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • Ensuring a poorly child is kept calm and warm and management is notified immediately
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3)

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as Nursery Nurses and Childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools.

  • Milestone 1. Keeping children safe in Education – (KCSIE Policy, child protection, safeguarding awareness, serious case reviews, health, safety and wellbeing legislation)
  • Milestone 2. Working in Partnerships and Professional Development – (Relationships and Role Modelling, EYFS Framework, working with Parents, carers and colleagues, School readiness)
  • Milestone 3. Health and Wellbeing – (Healthy lifestyles, Physical Care Routines, exercise and physical development, food and nutrition, Emotional Wellbeing and supporting unwell children)
  • Milestone 4. The Value of Play in Early Learning – (Enabling Environments, Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches to Play, Effective activity/ lesson planning).
  • Milestone 5. Promoting learning in the Developing Child – (Learning theories, development of Language, speech, communication skills, Emergent Maths skills, how to support SEND)
  • Milestone 6. Prep for End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are looking for apprentices who want to build a long-term career in the sector so opportunities will be available for those who successfully complete the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

(Permitting you’re eligible for the role) Please expect to receive contact from our LMP Education Recruitment team, to discuss your application further. Additionally, please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment, DBS checks and references will be obtained as part of your enrolment.

About the employer

Tynemouth Nursery Group has always prided itself in offering the very best in child care and from the day its first Nursery was opened back in 1999, owners and parents, Kaye and Robert Kilsby, visited numerous nurseries and set about to bench mark and ensure Tynemouth Nursery and Zone4kids offered a premium service that would not only service their needs as Parents but also the many, many parents/carers who have used the nurseries over the last 18 years.


Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill


140 Queen Alexandra Road West

North Shields

NE29 9AF

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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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