Apprentice Early Years Educator - Wonder Years Inspirational Day Care Centre - S65 4QB



Closes in 6 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Wonder Years are looking for ideally a L2 qualified practitioner to join their team. Looking for someone with a love of working with children, you will gain an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification. You will organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery and assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children.

Annual wage
£10,649.60 to £19,036.16 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)
4 days per week between Monday - Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 26 July


1 Year 4 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 qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

Where you’ll work




S65 4QB


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 or 4+)
    • Maths (grade C or 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
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Our nursery provides a stimulating and open environment, where children are encouraged to explore and develop their imaginations and curiosity, allowing them to progress in all areas of learning. Our staff team work closely with the Early Years Foundation Stage, providing activities and opportunities for children to learn and meet the milestones within their early years journey, before transitioning to full time education. Each child is designated a Key Person who works closely with the child and their families, building a strong and healthy relationship and providing support and guidance when required, helping the child feel safe and secure in our home from home environment. We provide a full daily menu that provides a healthy diet for all our children, including fresh fruit and vegetables and water and milk throughout the day. Any dietary requirements can be discussed and we will do all we can to meet any individual needs. It is important that children receive a variety of opportunities and we are dedicated to expanding these opportunities by providing extra curricular activities such as sports coaching, wildlife visits and engaging with the local community. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification.

    An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Maryellen Wood

    01709 886 836

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260391.

    Apply now

    Closes in 6 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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