Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Dreams4u Nursery and Daycare


Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 25 June 2024


We are currently looking for someone who has a passion to work with children spending time, watching and playing with them. To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery. To give support to other team members throughout the nursery. To work as part of a growing team.

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 to Friday minimum 35 hours a week. Shift TBA.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


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

  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework
  • You will be doing other training like food hygiene/safety, fire safety, online safety in early years, safeguarding/child protection, first aid and much more. You will be then a qualified Early Years Educator Level 3
  • The training will be while you are at work and during your weekly time out. This could change depending on the ratios
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

Where you’ll work



N18 2HN


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)

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    We are a growing nursery who has a passion for caring for children. Our aim is to build the community up by encouraging the children to gain new skills and develop in all areas o learning. We give children an enabling environment where they can strive and become the best of themselves.

    After this apprenticeship

    Once they are qualified, they will have the opportunities to grow and become room leader and continue their professional development. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    Dreams4u Nursery and Daycare

    bahar durmus


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260253.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 30 August

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