Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship - Ashgrove Park Nursery



Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July)

Posted on 19 June 2024


Are you level 2 qualified? If so, this is a great position for someone passionate to progress to level 3. This Outstanding Ofsted setting based in Bristol, providing the local community with outstanding quality inspiring childcare since 1988, are looking for a level 2 qualified early years practitioner. The role involves caring for children 0 - 5.

Annual wage
£23,920 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 to be determined

43 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 7 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 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • On the job training
  • Paediatric first aid

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 4-9)
    • Maths (grade 4-9)

    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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    About this company

    An ofsted Outstanding homely day nurseries provide resources, opportunities, experiences and activities to meet each child’s individual needs. Established in the local community for more than 30 years, they have excellent links with local primary schools. They provide warm & friendly, inspiring, excellent care for children from birth to five years old. Each setting is 31 places with only 9 under twos ensuring each child is individually cared for. nurseries benefit from from downstairs free-flow rooms well-stocked with quality and inspiring resources, regularly changing set-ups and plenty of mark-marking equipment. Babies at both settings have their own floor with a play room, sleep room and separate kitchen/ dining area. Outside, the nursery has a large, secure, all-weather outdoor space, so children are continually active outside and in, and have the opportunity to play and learn as much outside as inside. The gardens have a large sensory area and different zones stocked different equipment such as large building resources, loose parts, tyres, slides, climbing frames, sand and water boxes, bikes and scooters. The nursery is designed inside and out, to spark a child’s imagination and development. They offer lots of soft benefits including free breakfast, lunch and fruit/treat bowl. Pension as standard. 23 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays per year. They have an employee assistance program.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Progression to a higher level qualification or full time employment may be available after completion of the apprenticeship

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000259052.

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    Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July)

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