Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3

Belmont Grosvenor School and Magic Tree Nursery is a down-to-earth and nurturing environment where children are challenged to make outstanding progress in a magical countryside setting, building strong foundations to thrive in our ever-changing world.

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice Early Years Educator will be responsible to the Nursery Management Team. You will provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which children are nurtured and can play and develop. You will also ensure the effective implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • To maintain and take guidance from appropriate policies, procedures and systems ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met.
  • To develop a good knowledge of the Education Programme based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and take support from the Early Years Team Supervisor in using children’s interests and developmental needs to deliver effective activities which stimulate and extend children’s learning.
  • To become involved in the role of Key Person, with support from the Early Years Team Supervisor to complete effective assessments and recording systems.
  • To demonstrate care and sensitivity toward children and families within the facility.
  • To provide an environment that is safe, stimulating, and challenging.
  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of children and everyone who comes into contact with children and their families.
  • To maintain all necessary records to meet internal, ISI and OFSTED requirements.
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices.  To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise and report any necessary matters.
  • To assist in the admission and induction of new children, including conducting baseline assessments with parents, completing comprehensive settling in profiles, and liaising with other professionals as necessary.
  • To take an active involvement in the daily routine and support the children in their play, considering the age and stage of development of the children within your care, in line with the guidance within the EYFS, as specified by the Team Supervisor/Key Person.
  • To always ensure the safety of all children and implement the setting’s safeguarding procedures when required.
  • To support the service of mealtime provision for the children, taking consideration of individual dietary requirements and to maintain a pleasant and social environment during service.
  • To ensure that high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety are always maintained.  This includes daily cleaning rotas, record keeping activities and any other reasonable duty outlined by your senior or management.
  • To ensure that the well-being of each child is maintained, with any concerns reported to the nursery management in relation to illness or injury which requires action.
  • To begin to develop professional partnerships with parents and carers to ensure that a joint partnership of working is adopted in order to share relevant information regarding each child.
  • To ensure that all children’s needs are met to the highest of standards, taking into consideration their individual requirements such as medical needs, SEN and behaviour.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • You will work towards a Level 3 Early years educator apprenticeship qualification.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Paediatric first aid qualification.
  • You will be mainly work based, ie the assessor will visit you in the workplace, however you will visit college 1 x day per month.
  • You will have 6 hours off the job training to complete each week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

Annual wage

£13,312 a year

Expected duration

21 Months