Early Years Level 3 Apprenticeship WOODLANDS NURSERY LTD

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to start a career in childcare. You must be willing to support children aged 0-5 years and provide safe, high-quality and stimulating play experiences which meets the children’s individual needs. Supporting children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play, plus much more.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Increasing Holidays to a maximum of 33 days (inc. Bank Holidays). Discounted Childcare Annual Pay review

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm. Occasional evening training sessions. Times would be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Throughout the week under the guidance of senior staff, a nursery apprentice will provide the highest level of care and education for all children attending the setting
  • Building positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals
  • You will keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion the apprentice will receive a Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification and Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to higher level jobs within the sector
  • There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

The Elmscot Group was established in 2001 to meet the needs of mums who were struggling to find a homely nursery offering outstanding childcare, nutrition and education. The business employs 220 colleagues and is responsible for the care and early years education over 1800 local children.







WA15 7EY


Danielle Riley



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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

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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