Level 3 Early Years Educator apprentice at Puddleducks Pre School THE PARTNERSHIP TRUST

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice to join our committed team. This is an opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives and their futures. It is a chance to join a supportive team committed to ensure all our children reach their potential.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    Minimum Wage for Age

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Our children thrive with adults who are friendly, firm and fair, and we are looking for a calm, flexible but consistent person to fill this role
  • The post will be to support children in our PreSchool, Puddleducks
  • As an Apprentice Early Years Educator, the role is incredibly varied meaning you could be providing general classroom support and at other times you could be working on a 1:1 basis with an individual child
  • Responsibilities include meeting the pupils’ emotional, social and physical needs and liaising with Teaching staff in the development and delivery of the curriculum
  • Applicants will need to be confident, resilient and have excellent communication skills
  • You will be joining a committed and enthusiastic team who enjoy the challenges and opportunities of working in a school environment

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:


Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

You will be required to complete Functional Skills mathematics and English (where applicable), Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values.

Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus.

Duration: 18-24 months.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The aim is  for a full-time Early Years Practitioner post at the end of a successful apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent GCSE's Maths and English (Grade A*-C or 4-9*) Essential

Things to consider

Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to this role.

About the employer

Puddleducks Preschool is part of Castle Primary School, a vibrant and growing school with just over 300 pupils situated in Keynsham, between Bath and Bristol. We are proud of our pupils and staff, and the high-quality primary education we provide at our friendly school. Our school motto is ‘Thrive & Learn’. This simply states two of our aims: to ensure all our children thrive and learn every day. We focus on our three School Values : • Value Others • Value Learning • Value Ourselves These were chosen following discussions and agreement with children, parents, staff and governors We are proud to be part of The Partnership Trust and a family of primary-aged and special schools working in partnership to improve all children’s education




Newlands Road



BS31 2TS

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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


Amy Archer



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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