Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship at Cuddles and Care Children’s Day Nursery, Frome


Somerset, BA11 3EP

Closes in 6 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our ever expanding team at Cuddles and Care, a brand new children's nursery in Frome. The role will be varied and exciting, giving you an opportunity to work within a busy and bright nursery where children's care, development and learning is at the centre of everything we do.

Annual wage
£13,312 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)
Monday - Friday, 8 hours per day, start and finish times to be agreed with the candidate - 1 day each week is allocated for training.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 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 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • End Point Assessment - Knowledge Test and Professional
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification
  • Delivery method and location to be confirmed

Where you’ll work

Cuddles and Care Children’s Day Nursery

Farrant Road



BA11 3EP


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 and/or 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
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • A want to work with children
    • A want to provide quality care

    Other requirements

    Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

    About this company

    Cuddles and Care Children’s Day Nursery is a brand new nursery in Frome and cares for children from 2 years until school age. The setting is part of a growing group that already operates 3 nurseries and is open all year round (except bank holidays and during the Christmas break). The setting is open Monday to Friday between 7:30am – 6pm.

    http://www.cuddles-care.com (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Possible opportunity of permanent employment once the apprenticeship has been completed

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft


    07917 923622

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260546.

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    Closes in 6 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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