Early Years Educator Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Tinkerbells (Employer)

Realise Apprenticeships Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £129.00
30.0 hours per week Shifts TBC.
18 months (duration)
6 December 2021(start date)
Early years educator (apprenticeship standard)
29 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will interact and work with the children on a day to day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of play activities and undertaking key person responsibilities.


  • Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests
  • Provide play activities which encourage and promote children’s numeracy, literacy and language development
  • Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure and valued
  • Carries out observations and use these effectively to understand the changing needs of their individual key children and plan for the interests in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Carry out care routines such as nappy changing, toileting, hand washing and feeding routines with care, respect and compassion
  • Work in partnership with other professionals, parents, colleagues and children to meet the individual needs of children
  • Ensure the welfare, well-being and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Take an active role in seeking out Continuous Professional Development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their Trainer Assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviors
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities

Weekly wage for this apprenticeship is - £129 per week

Future Prospects

Full time position thereafter for the right candidate.


Reality Check

DBS required.

Skills Required

  • Experience with children
  • Self-motivation
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Time management

Qualities Required

  • Good level of writing skills for completing documentation
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Dedicated

Qualifications Required

Already holds a level 2 childcare qualification or has 12 months work experience within a childcare setting.

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Tinkerbells Nursery will
provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a level 3 early Years educator apprenticeship programme, delivered through Tinkerbells Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

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