Early Years Apprenticeship



Closes in 8 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 1 July 2024


A Level 3 Early Years Apprentice is required. We are looking for an individual to work individually and as part of a team under the direction of the team leader to ensure the total care of children through planning, organising and implementing age-stage-appropriate activities, interacting and engaging with children to support their development.

Annual wage
£13,520 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 / between the hours 8am-6pm (shift rota) 52 weeks per annum, 40 hrs per week, 1 hour lunch break.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 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

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Early Years Workforce:

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

This qualification is structured around the following four themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development
  • You will also complete a first aid qualification.

The training will take place within the educational setting with no day release required to college and you will have regular reviews with your tutor every 4 - 6 weeks.

You will also gain a qualification in Paediatric First Aid.

Where you’ll work





N11 1GN


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 & Maths (grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2)
    • Early Years Practitioner (grade Pass)

    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
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    About this company

    At Little Leo's Nursery, we work in partnership with parents/carers and Ofsted to deliver childcare of the highest quality. For over 16 years, we have been providing children with unlimited opportunities to learn and develop within a safe, secure and caring environment. The nursery welcomes babies and young children from as young as 3 months to 5 years. Our nursery is specifically designed for children to grow within a friendly, loving and stimulating setting. Our rooms are bright, spacious and a perfect space for little ones to be creative explorers. The children have an opportunity to explore a large garden area that includes a climbing apparatus, a mud kitchen area and a large sand pit. In addition to this, we also have a designated, sheltered baby garden area that also includes, a slide, sand and water area and a play house.

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

    After this apprenticeship

    • Possibility of a full time permanent position 
    • Progression to a level 4 qualification. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Jenny Lindley



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261564.

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    Closes in 8 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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