Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship



Closes in 18 days (Tuesday 6 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


The Nursery Apprentice will support all aspects of caring for children including washing, changing, feeding. The apprentice will assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children whilst encouraging an atmosphere of co-operation and respect. The apprentice will complete an Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Annual wage
£13,312 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)
Exact days and shifts to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 13 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

  • This apprenticeship is work-based and therefore, training will take place at the workplace
  • The successful candidate will have gained an Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship with Vocational Training Services after successful completion
  • Functional Skills English and maths will also be completed if required
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification

Where you’ll work





CM13 1SD


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 or 9-4))
    • Maths (grade (A*-C or 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
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Patience
    • Great sense of humour
    • Time keeping
    • Passion for Childcare
    • Hardworking
    • Positive attitude

    Other requirements

    Transport to work

    About this company

    Little Acorns day nursery is a beautiful setting in Brentwood with 29 acres of land including nature trails and woods etc. The nursery has the capacity of 52 children aged 0-5yrs.

    https://www.woodlandsschools.co.uk/page/?title=Hutton+Manor&pid=3 (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • The applicant would be expected to remain in our employment for at least one year
    • To be employed by Woodlands and train to be an outstanding nursery practitioner

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Elizabeth Richards



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261934.

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    Closes in 18 days (Tuesday 6 August at 11:59pm)

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