Apprentice Early Years Educator, Chelmsford 01BR SEYMOUR HOUSE LTD.

The role of the Early Years Apprentice is to help ensure all children receive outstanding quality care and education and support families to thrive. Meeting the children’s individual needs, creating an enriched learning environment and working alongside the Nursery Leadership Team to implement and promote the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday on a rota basis. Working hours will fall within the opening hours of the nursery 7.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, helping support children’s play and nurture their development
  • You will be involved in organising activities, in the assessment and record keeping of children's learning and development and working in partnership with colleagues and parents
  • You will work alongside experienced early years educators, have a dedicated mentor and have the support of your fellow apprentices

The training you will be getting

Our aim is to help you achieve your Level 3 Early Years Diploma, (which includes: Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF).

Or complete a first aid course delivered by one of the following types of organisations as per the EYFS requirements.

Functional skills if required.

Voluntary aid society, member of trade body with an approval and monitoring system, or acknowledged by the Health and Safety Executive), giving you qualified Early Years Educator status within 12 months.

From here, it is possible to specialise in areas such as special educational needs, disability, speech and language or become the manager of one of our day nursery schools. The Level 3 Diploma can also be used as a stepping-stone towards: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership Honours Degree in Early Years Early Years Teacher (EYITT) or Primary Teacher (QTS).

On and off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We will support you to achieve your level 3 diploma, giving you qualified Early Years Educator status. 

From here, you can develop your career at Seymour House, opting for a managerial route or you can specialise in areas that excite you such as; special educational needs, disability, speech and language.

The Level 3 Diploma can also be used as a stepping-stone towards:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership
  • Honours Degree in Early Years
  • Early Years Teacher (EYITT) or Primary Teacher (QTS)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Literature and / or Language (Grade at least C / grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade at least C / grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Founded in 1988, we have over 30 years' experience in care, education and preparing children for school. This history has enabled us to invest in our team, resources and environment to give children the best possible start. Our fantastic team of Educators and Teachers have achieved outstanding Ofsted judgements at all our ten nursery schools.




Seymour House

140 Broomfield Road




Katherine Cooper

01245 492642

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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