Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship - Explorers @ Stobhillgate


Morpeth, NE61 2HA

Closes in 2 days (Sunday 21 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 June 2024


Explorers Nursery at Stobhill are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their team. The apprentice will be working with experienced members of staff to support with learning on the job and working towards Early Years Educator Level 3 standard with Northumberland Skills.

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 - 30 hours per week. Nursery is open 7.00am - 6.00pm but expected to be 8.30am - 4.30pm.

30 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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Level 2 functional skills maths and English if required
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

Where you’ll work

Explorers Nursery, Stobhillgate First School


NE61 2HA


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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    About this company

    Our Nurseries are based in Stobhillgate First School and Wylam. Our days follow the flow of the children alongside the stimulus of the ever changing environment. We allow the children freedom to explore, play and be themselves, whilst being at one with nature. We have a permanent camp on the site, with many areas including a fire circle, mud kitchen and yurt where we support children in their play/learning and enable them to be as creative as their imaginations allow. Origins: The development of Forest School in the U.K. happened due to on going movement of Forest School in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia where an outside pre-school culture of ‘frulitsliv’ had become embedded. A group of nursery nurses visited Denmark and soon established their own version of Forest School back in Somerset. Three years later the college where they were working began offering a qualification in Forest School which was soon operating throughout England and Wales with the support of the Forestry Commission.

    https://explorersonline.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Full time employment depending on the outcome of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Amy Greer



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260895.

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    Closes in 2 days (Sunday 21 July at 11:59pm)

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