Early Years Apprenticeship Level 3 at Chiltern Nurseries Ltd


Sutton, SM2 7AG

Closes in 16 days (Friday 9 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 July 2024


We provide a home from home environment, since 2002. There’s an opportunity to apply for a Level 3 Early Years Apprentice to join our team and begin your childcare journey. We also offer career progression, further training, and support staff to complete their childcare degree’s. It requires dedication, punctuality, and enthusiasm to be successful. Duties include: learning the planning format supporting children’s development, including children’s interests and next steps and contribute to these plans.

Annual wage
£13,312 to £23,795.20 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 with shift patterns between 7:30am and 6:30pm. Shifts TBC. Total hours per week: 40.00

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 10 August


1 Year 6 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 Level 3
  • EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent Training 
  • How to promote Equality and Diversity
  • Young children’s development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)
  • How to effectively support numeracy and literacy development in children
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of children
  • Food and Hygiene (Short Course)
  • Be able to support all organisational processes and procedures
  • How to promote the wellbeing and resilience for young children.

Where you’ll work

26 Manor 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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Approachable
    • Time Management
    • Motivation

    Other requirements

    You will be expected to attend college two Fridays a month, to complete your qualification. This is classroom based and is supported by the college assessor and our in-house training manager. Applicant must be able to successfully obtain a DBS if successfully offered the vacancy.

    About this company

    Our first nursery, Chiltern Day Nursery opened in October 2002 in Sutton. Chiltern is the epitome of what we stand for as a company, a home from home for the children in our care. Glaisdale Nursery opened in 2008, and whilst substantially larger than Chiltern it still has the home from home key features that we pride ourselves in. It is during viewings of our Cheam nursery that it become evident to us that there was a lack of childcare within the Epsom area, that started our search for our third nursery site. When the site of Lynton House Preparatory School in Ewell became available we saw our vision come alive. With its traditional features of the Georgian property along with the large exploratory garden we knew it would make a beautiful nursery.

    https://glaisdalenursery.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Ongoing Training and development 
    • Team Leading course
    • Management course
    • We support staff who wish to complete their childcare degree
    • Forest School leadership course.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sherrill Tobin


    0208 6428526

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263623.

    Apply now

    Closes in 16 days (Friday 9 August at 11:59pm)

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