Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice at Hassockmoor Childcare, Ilminster


Ilminster, TA19 0JR

Closes in 7 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Are you energetic, caring & love working with young children? You could be just the person we are looking for. We are seeking a new apprentice to join our team to provide support & committed care to our children. You will receive high-class training in all areas of the nursery to assist you in your Apprenticeship.

Annual wage
£9,984 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; working between our opening times of 7.30am – 6.00pm (Exact shifts TBC).

30 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
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
  • End Point Assessment: Observation with Questioning & Professional Discussion

This apprenticeship aligns with:

  • Department for Education for full and relevant at Level 3

Where you’ll work

The Old School

Water Street



TA19 0JR


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 A*-C/9-4)
    • maths (grade A*-C/9-4)

    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
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Caring
    • Work to a high standard
    • Reliable
    • Flexible
    • Model appropriate behaviour
    • Willingness to learn

    Other requirements

    Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Public transport in Somerset is limited, please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

    About this company

    Hassockmoor Nursery is based in Barrington near Ilminster. We provide flexible, high-quality care and education in a rural location, which allows the children time and space to grow and develop at their own pace. We open from 7:30AM until 6PM all year round.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Excellent career prospects upon successful completion
    • We have a great history of working with apprentices within our business, most have progressed to a higher-level Apprenticeship or into a full-time role

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft


    07917 923622

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260543.

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    Closes in 7 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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