Childcare Apprentice (Level 3) at Christopher Robin Day Nurseries: Woking Christopher Robin Day Nurseries

Are you passionate about working with young children? This role will allow you to join our fantastic team as an apprentice where you will work towards becoming an Early Years Educator (Level 3). Duties include working collaboratively within a team to meet the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies, plus more.

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Closing date: 06 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary range: £14 560 - £17 680 per year [depending on qualifications and experience]

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm (Shifts TBC). Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices will be supervised, supported and mentored by our highly trained managers and staff, and your responsibilities will include applying the knowledge and understanding gained through your course in:

  • Involvement in planning and supervising child-initiated and adult-led activities which are based on the needs and interests of each individual child to support and encourage growth and challenge in all areas of learning and development
  • Supervised key person duties to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Supervised observation of children and developing a full range of strategies to shape their learning experience to reflect your observations
  • Working collaboratively within a team to meet the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Working in partnership with team members, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard which includes the following qualifications and End Point Assessment:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • Knowledge of the following: EYFS, safeguarding, Diversity, equality and inclusion, young children’s development, Importance of play, communicating with babies and young children, supporting the health and wellbeing of children, supporting children with special educational needs

The training will require the completion of work outlined by the training provider and regular attendance at the selected workplace: Christopher Robin Day Nursery, 31 Claremont Avenue, Woking, GU22 7SF.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have completed your Level 3 Apprenticeship, then you can be considered for a full-time position at the nursery as a qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade (Grade C or FS Level 2)) Desired

Things to consider

Applicant must be able to successfully obtain a DBS.

About the employer

Christopher Robin is a small independent nursery group in Surrey who specialise in nurturing children 3 months to 5 years old. We put the principles of Montessori practice in place by creating environments that nurture curiosity and encourage a lifelong love of discovery and exploration, supporting everyone to become happy, confident, capable, and resilient learners.


Christopher Robin Day Nurseries


31 Claremont Avenue


GU22 7SF


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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

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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