Early Years Educator Apprentice

Limebrook Primary School and Nursery

Essex, CM9 6NE

Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 8 July 2024


The Apprentice will work in partnership and complementary to the Nursery, Reception teacher or Lead professionals, in order to help meet the aims of the school. The Early Years Practitioners are given some responsibility for planning part of the delivery programmes and are to play a full part in its implementation.

Annual wage
£22,524.48 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 cover 07:00 - 18:30

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August


1 Year 9 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

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • PLTS
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed, details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

Limebrook Primary School and Nursery

Tempest Road





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 (grade 9-3)
    • Maths (grade 9-3)

    Desirable qualifications

    NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent in:

    • 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
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Nursery setting experience
    • Working with SEN children

    Other requirements

    Candidates will hopefully have knowledge/experience on Child Protection guidelines, Early Years Foundation Stage and The statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, SEN and Child Protection. Benefits include: Cashback/discounts on large purchases, including consumer goods, technology and travel, across a range of leading retailers. Access to our free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for employees and their families, which offers financial, legal and relationship advice among other things. Access to our Well-being Programme with an app that includes webinars, online fitness sessions and nutritional advice. Unlimited access to continuous professional development through providers such as The National College and The Key throughout your career with us. 27 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.

    About this company

    The Lion Academy Trust was established in 2012 and has grown to run schools in London, Essex and Wellingborough. As a values-driven multi-academy trust, our moral foundations are the basis for the successes we have achieved.

    https://www.lionacademytrust.net/ (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    The successful candidate can possibly progress into permanent employment

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Leon Black


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263307.

    Apply now

    Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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