Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship - Leafield House Nursery



Closes in 10 days (Tuesday 30 July)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Leafield House Nursery in Leeds provides exceptional indoor and outdoor learning facilities for children from 0-5 years old. They have immaculate  well structured rooms with hand designed furnishings and natural finishes.  A warm welcoming environment that encourages development through play and exploration.

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)
Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed)

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 31 July


1 Year 3 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

You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship.

As you progress through your apprenticeship your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare.

  • Training will be a mix of face-to-face and online learning
  • You will gain an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)

Training schedule has yet to be agreed upon, further details will be made available at a later date.

Where you’ll work


107-109 KING LANE


LS17 5BP


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

    Other in:

    • Early Years Level 2 or 3 (grade Pass)

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    This is an immaculate nursery where standards are exceptionally high. A busy nursery that makes full use of the indoor and outdoor facilities in all weathers. Open 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday (51 weeks of the year). Initial Interview will be online, followed by show round of the facilities and a work trial. Immediate start available

    About this company

    Leafield House Nursery in Leeds provides exceptional indoor and outdoor learning facilities for children from 0-5 years old. They have immaculate  well structured rooms with hand designed furnishings and natural finishes.  A warm welcoming environment that encourages development through play and exploration.  

    After this apprenticeship

    We are looking for candidates who want to further their Early Years career and qualifications with this fantastic opportunity to work at an exceptional nursery in Leeds, rated Top 20 in 2024 with:

    • www.daynurseries.co.uk

    Further progression is available upon completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262073.

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    Closes in 10 days (Tuesday 30 July)

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