Level 3 Apprenticeship Early Years Educator

If you love the outdoors and working with children Adel pre-school provides a friendly, caring and stimulating environment with indoor and outdoor areas enabling us to enhance the holistic development of each child as an individual a place in which children can feel safe and secure and be themselves.

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in line with current practice and guidelines
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Nursery Manager or Deputy Nursery Manager
  • Implement and promote all Nursery policies and procedures
  • Undertake a proactive key person role and build positive relationships with parents/carers and other professionals to support the individual needs of every child
  • Provide a secure, caring, friendly and stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • Provide a secure, caring, friendly and stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • Ensure children’s records are maintained and kept up to date including records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Act as a positive practice role model to ensure that the Nursery’s values are maintained
  • Maintain high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness at all times
  • Ensure that all rooms and outside areas are clean and tidy after use
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, and observe and follow the health and safety policy and procedures at all times
  • Liaise with parents and carers, keeping them informed of activities undertaken, their child’s progress with these activities, as well as the child’s general development and wellbeing
  • Be sensitive and responsive to the needs of children, parents and carers and other members of staff
  • Support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • Demonstrate initiative and get involved at all times to make a difference to the quality of care that the Nursery provides
  • Feedback any issues or opportunities identified around the site that could impact on the quality of care provided
  • Support team in the upkeep of base rooms, displays, resources, etc.
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, visitors and work colleagues
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Be aware of the high reputation of the setting and uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside
  • Work as part of a team to ensure good communication
  • Attend and participate in out of work activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent events/consultation
  • Be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as reasonably requested by line management

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

  • You will be studying towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship as an early years educator.
  • The apprenticeship will be in the main work based, in that the assessor will visit you in the workplace, to set tasks, complete reviews, observe practice etc.
  • You will attend college 1 x day per month
  • For the early years educator, the qualification required is:
    • Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Annual wage

£9,984 a year

£6.40 per hour. 19 and over will rise to the national minimum wage after the first year.

Expected duration

21 Months

Working week

30 hours between 7am-6pm Monday-Friday term time only. Shifts roted half termly.

Total hours per week: 30 hours a week