Early Years Apprentice

East Harptree Nursery Preschool


Closes tomorrow (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic apprentice. Applicants must be upbeat, keen to learn and passionate about working with young children. Applicants must be reliable and able to work co-operatively with others. You will be expected to adhere to the Nursery’s policies and procedures and the position is subject to a full DBS check.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Shifts within the hours of 7:45am - 6.00pm, Monday- Thursday and 7:45am - 5.00pm on Friday.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 8 August


1 Year

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

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • Highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
  • City of Bristol College.
  • Off site training.

Where you’ll work





BS40 6AZ


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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English & Maths (grade 4/C)

    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
    • 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
    • Reliable
    • Enthusiastic
    • Flexible
    • Motivation and Enthusiasm
    • Good sense of humor

    Other requirements

    We provide a uniform to all staff members. We have extra paid holiday entitlement on top of statutory holiday. Our working environment is a busy but fun place to work with a great team to help you settle in and feel happy in your place of work.

    About this company

    At East Harptree Nursery, we believe in equal opportunities for all children and their families. Our approach is built on trust and interaction, valuing each child as a unique individual. We provide a rich and exciting environment, both indoors and outdoors, where active learning through play is promoted. Within the setting, we have three distinct rooms catering to different age groups: Babies (under 2s), Toddlers (2/3 year olds), and Pre School (3/4 year olds). Our outdoor play area, exclusively for the children, includes a covered space, ensuring year-round usability.

    https://eastharptreenursery.org/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full-time employment and further training to help progress candidate through their early years career.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Apprenticeship Team



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256560.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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