The apprentice will be working with a small team and responsible for ensuring the well- being and educational needs of preschool children are fulfilled. They will learn to plan activities for children following the Early Years Foundation Stage and record observations and assessments based on knowledge of child development.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 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

    Monday to Friday 7.45am -6.00pm. Shifts TBC in the working week. Applicant will work 4 days a week.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

 Main responsibilities:

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • To ensure that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • To developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Leadership Team
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship

Main activities:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To understand and work to nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with safeguarding issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, Tapestry, accident and incident books
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the nursery aims and objectives

The training you will be getting

This is an Intermediate apprenticeship in Early Years Educator (Level 3).

It will involve a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace.

You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor.

After 16 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, to complete your Apprenticeship.  

The End Point Assessment will comprise of a knowledge test and professional discussion with the assessor.

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

For the early years educator, the qualification required is:

Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On the successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice could be offered a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Friendly, Cheerful, Interest in early years, Nurturing


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or above) Desired

About the employer

This nursery provides a stimulating and welcoming environment full of natural and open ended resources for the child to explore. They also have a beautiful three tier outdoor area to allow children to explore different resources and get creative. This includes a mud kitchen, water and sand, bikes, balance beams, a vegetable patch and lots more!




Little Rainbows

Stakesby Primary Academy


YO21 1HY

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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


Lucy Adens


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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