Level 3 Advanced Early Years Apprentice at The Olive Tree Nursery, Bridgwater

The Olive Tree Nursery

Somerset, TA6 5HT

Closes in 8 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 11 June 2024


We are looking for a creative apprentice with a mature attitude to join our team. You will be responsible for planning and organising a range of stimulating and educational activities throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to continue their progression in the sector with a supportive employer.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Monday - Friday, hours between 8am - 6pm, shifts TBC.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First aid qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test & Professional Discussion
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed
  • Training will include paediatric first aid qualification

Where you’ll work

Westonzoyland Road





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Early years educator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Recognise when a child or a colleague is in danger or at risk of abuse and act to protect them in line with safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Apply legislation, policy and procedure to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children in the setting (for example, food safety, diets, starting solid food, allergies, COSHH, and accidents, injuries, and emergencies).
  • Apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management within documentation and practice.
  • Teach children to develop skills to manage risk and maintain their own and others safety.
  • Use a range of communication methods, including technology, with other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional, collaborative relationships with others involved in the education and care of the child.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of key person.
  • Recognise and apply theories of attachment to develop effective relationships with children.
  • Provide sensitive and respectful personal care for children from birth to 5 years.
  • Advocate for all children’s needs, including children which require SEND or EAL support.
  • Promote and facilitate children’s interpersonal communication to develop their social interactions and relationships.
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
  • Support children to understand and respond to their emotions and make considered choices about their behaviours.
  • Assess the responsiveness of the environment for effective child-centred experiences in line with curriculum requirements.
  • Create inclusive, child-centred, dynamic, innovative, and evolving physical environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Create inclusive and supportive emotional environment that enables the child to feel safe, secure, respected and experience a sense of wellbeing; maintaining and prioritising the individual child’s voice.
  • Apply strategies that support children’s ability to manage change, transition, and significant events.
  • Analyse observation evidence to assess and plan holistic individual learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and interests.
  • Facilitate and support child-centred opportunities and experiences based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Provide adult led opportunities and experience based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Use reflection to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade A*-C/9-4)
    • maths (grade A*-C/9-4)
    • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. (grade Pass)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Caring nature
    • Flexible
    • Enthusiastic
    • Commitment to learn

    Other requirements

    The Olive Tree Nursery is less than than a 5-minute walk from the train station. Other Public transport may be limited. Applicant will need to be able to get to training Centres. Job offers are subject to two references. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the Employer. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship.

    About this company

    The Olive Tree Nursery is childcare you can trust. Each one of the children (0-5) is treated as an individual and parents and carers can relax knowing that we take the time to help them to find their feet, and that we encourage their personality to shine through. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is there to encourage your child to learn through play. Give them the best possible start with our fantastic facilities and equipment.

    http://theolivetreenursery.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Progression routes include permanent job role and further CPD/training.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft


    07917 923622

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256018.

    Apply now

    Closes in 8 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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