Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship at The Beehive Day Nursery, Taunton



Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 14 June 2024


Do you have strong passion for early years with the ambition to provide a high standard of care and education for every child under the age of 5 helping to lay the foundations for their future? In this role you will be willing to learn, able to keep children safe and ensure that the environment reflects the children’s needs and interests.

Annual wage
£11,648 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. Times to be discussed at interview. We are open each day between 7.30am and 6.00pm.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


1 Year 3 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 Apprenticeship Standard for the Early Years Educator qualification
  • Paediatric first aid qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • End Point Assessment: Observation with Questioning & Professional Discussion
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

Where you’ll work






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 C / 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade C / 4 or above)

    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
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    A DBS check will be required for this role. This will be arranged by the employer.

    About this company

    The Beehive Day Nursery is a family-run business which opened in January 2012. The nursery is located within a quiet, semi-rural location, close to the park and ride with ample parking for drop-off and collection. The Beehive Day Nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment for babies and children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are registered for 62 children, having expanded from a 43 place nursery, due to such high demand, back in 2013.

    https://beehivedaynursery.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • If successful, the candidate could be supported to progress to a Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257962.

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    Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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