Apprentice Early Years Educator - Adventurers Day Nursery, York, YO10 4DZ ADVENTURERS DAY NURSERY LTD

An Apprentice Early Years Educator (Level 3) is required. This apprenticeship is a great way to achieve your Level 3 Early Years qualification whilst gaining work experience. During this apprenticeship, you will complete a variety of tasks with guidance from qualified staff.

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Closing date: 04 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage will increase once probation period has been completed successfully

    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 to Friday, the setting is open between 7.30am and 6.00pm (Shifts TBC).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems to ensure the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met
  • To become involved in children’s activities to stimulate and extend their learning
  • To demonstrate sensitivity toward children and families within the facility
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise, and report any necessary matters
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the management team
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by the management team

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
    End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

Our Nursery Facilities Adventurers Day Nursery is purpose built, detached building, with large car parking facilities, situated within easy walking distance of the city of York centre and Fulford. Here at Adventurers Day Nursery we are a friendly and dedicated team. Our prime aim is to maintain a safe and caring environment, in which we provide stimulating activities so your child will be able to develop to their full potential. We offer a wide range of stimulating activities and have two large soft play surfaced gardens, with a vegetable garden at the rear of the building. The nursery is registered with Ofsted for children from birth to eight years. The setting offers a variety of care from full or part-time, before and after school care and during school holidays. The Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, but offers on request an opening time of 7.30am for an additional fee. The setting is closed on bank holidays and for approximately one week over the Christmas/New Year period. We are keen to maintain a high standard of childcare, where your child can achieve new skills and knowledge in all areas of development. We offer a fully inclusive practice where all children are given the opportunity to participate in activities which will help them develop towards the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The nursery team consists of area manager, manager, deputy and qualified nursery nurses and qualified cook. All staff hold relevant qualifications and continuously seek professional development. Adventurers Day Nursery sets a high standard of care which the staff are keen to play an influential part of your child’s learning and development throughout their time at nursery. The setting understands the importance of continuity in your child’s life and recognises working in partnership with parents can provide a positive impact on a child’s learning and development







YO10 4DZ

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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


Sally Baldwin


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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