Apprentice Early Years Educator -Thorpe End Preschool (Teddies),Norwich,NR13 5HR,



Closes in 12 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 8 July 2024


Are you looking to progress your career in childcare? Thorpe End Preschool (Teddies), NR13 5HR, are recruiting! You will be ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met. During the apprenticeship you will complete an Early Years Educator Level 3.

Annual wage
£7,321.60 to £13,087.36 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
We are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.30pm and you will cover these times, exact shifts to be confirmed.

22 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


1 Year 5 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 Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency

Training delivery method and training location to be confirmed.

Where you’ll work




NR13 5HR


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:

    • Early Years Practitioner (grade 2)
    • English (grade 9-5)
    • Maths (grade 9-5)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Learn, play and grow… ‘…Staff teaching practice is responsive and enthusiastic. Staff plan a broad variety of activities indoors and outdoors…’ OFSTED October 2018 Imagine a place where exciting things happen. That’s what Teddies is all about! A pre-school where children can freeflow between structured and engaging activities, both indoors and out, and learn through play. Our setting offers a your child the opportunity to grow, develop and meet new friends. Our varying learning themes and creativity ensures every day is exciting and unique and encourages your child to learn at their own pace. We pride ourselves on our long standing success from inception as a small village playgroup to our current regulated pre-school status. Thorpe End Pre School (Teddies) has been established since 1993 and continues to go from to strength to strength! With a catchment area of local surrounding villages such as Thorpe End, Dussindale and Little Plumstead, we have Teddies coming from far and wide! (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification.
    An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sally Baldwin


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263210.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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