Early Years Educator Apprentice Opportunities - Clapham Junction, Maida Vale & Wandsworth

Abacus Ark

Clapham Junction, Maida Vale & Wandsworth, SW11 1SH

Closes in 11 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 26 June 2024


Abacus Ark Nursery Schools are looking for passionate and dedicated candidates that want to enrol for a level 3 apprenticeship in childcare (fully funded) in our nurseries based in, Maida Vale, Clapham Junction and Wandsworth. We offer 32 days holiday (20 days holiday, 4 personal days,8 bank,holidays), a company pension & a wide range of benefits

Annual wage
£23,000 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)
This full time (40 hours per week) role is worked over 4 days.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 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

On completion of your apprenticeship you will recieve your Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can develop to become the manager of an early years setting.

Your apprenticeship will be completed during your working hours in the workplace.

For the early years educator, the qualification required is:

Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Where you’ll work

Depending on Nursery Location

Clapham Junction, Maida Vale & Wandsworth

SW11 1SH


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:

    • Maths and English (grade Grade C or 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
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    If you are interested in applying with Abacus Ark you must be able to satisfy the following criteria: • ability to obtain a clear DBS check (paid for by Abacus Ark) • provide details for 2 x referees • The nursery is open 50 weeks a year from 7:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday.

    About this company

    Abakus Ark was founded in 1971 by Angela Carrington, in a small room attached to a Church on Harley Street. In 1981, her daughter, Laura, came to work at the nursery. In 1981, they opened Toddlers Inn Nursery School in St. John’s Wood, North West London. Laura’s son, Anthony, attended Toddlers Inn Nursery School and then went on to study at Durham University, where he earned his bachelor’s and a master’s in mathematics before beginning a successful finance career. During a spell of volunteering at Toddlers Inn, Anthony decided to leave his career to begin Abacus Ark with his mother. The duo has been delivering quality early childhood experiences ever since.

    https://abacusark.com/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    With additional training and experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260797.

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    Closes in 11 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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