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Early Years Level 3

Company Name:
Glenhurst Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Standard:
Childcare - Early Years Educator Level 3
05 Aug 2022
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday - Friday (Shift Patterns)
Yearly Holiday including Bank Holidays:
Job Advert
Nursery Early Years Apprentice
Glenhurst School
£7.50 an hour, 32-40 hours a week with flexible shifts
Glenhurst is a highly respected nursery and pre-school setting based in Havant, Hampshire. Following our Ofsted inspection in May 2019, we have been rated Good and our hardworking team is dedicated to continue in offering the best possible start to school for our little learners. We have a strong positive reputation in our community and operate a waiting list due to strong demand for our care.

Our values as an organisation, demonstrated by our entire team are: Safety First, Always Positive, Exciting Learning, Friendly Team and Perfect Communication.

We are looking for our latest apprentice to join our team hereat Glenhurst. You will be given excellent mentoring spending time with childrenacross our large site including training on garden play, numeracy and literacy.In time we expect to prepare you to become a key person taking charge of yourown children and planning their activities.

We are looking for a passionate and kind carer for our littleones who will fit in with a friendly team here at Glenhurst.

The role
Skills and experience:
  • Understand children’s early years education and development
  • Be able to implement the Early Years curriculum   
  • Understand diversity, equality and inclusion in Early Years Settings
  • Plan and provide effective teaching and learning in Early Years Settings
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment tools in Early Years Settings
  • Develop effective and informed professional practice in Early Years Settings
  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of children in Early Years Settings
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Partnership working in Early Years
  • Understand how to promote play and learning in the Early Years
  • Support children’s outdoor play
  • Understand how to work with families and support them to engage in their child’s learning
  • Support in the running of an Early Years’ service
  • Understand the needs of children who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage
  • A ‘professional’ attitude (know how to behave appropriately in a work environment).
  • Respect for the varied experiences of other, and work well as part of a team.
  • Respect for the privacy of our service users; and know how to keep information confidential and safe.
  • Political awareness – you’ll understand organisational culture and the wider political context. 
  • Flexibility – you’ll adapt well to changing priorities and demands.
  • Ambition; you’ll take responsibility for your own learning and development, and career advancement.
Personal qualities
  • Passion for working with children
  • Positive response to feedback
  • A hunger to develop
GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both, proof of certificates is required
Due to the demands of the role, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating GCSE maths and English/Functional Skills/equivalent results will not be considered. 
Experience of working in a childcare setting

What does the programme include?

  • Planning and supervising child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supporting children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observing each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meeting the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Working in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child
  • With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the Manager of an early years setting
  • Individuals will undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.

What attendance is required?

Attendance at College will be required on a weekly basis. Time spent training will come under the working hours per week.

Visits to the workplace will be arranged between yourself and your Apprenticeship Assessor.

It is a Government requirement for you to spend 6 hours a week of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching.

Learning and assessment

You will learn through a mix of college-based sessions, work-related activities, independent study and research. Assessment is on a continuous basis with a number of assessments in each unit. Assessments take a variety of forms, such as written reports, assignments, witness statements, observations and professional discussions. You will also be required to conduct a longitudinal study which your Apprenticeship Assessor will provide more information and guidance on when you start.

Alongside the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) you will be required to develop a portfolio of work to showcase how you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours standards. Your Apprenticeship Assessor will guide and support you through this process and arrange on-site visits to observe you demonstrating the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. Your final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment.

What qualification will be achieved?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Future prospects
Candidates who successfully secure their Level 3 qualification will be eligible for a full time role with us, with the opportunity to undertake a leadership qualification at Level 5 or a foundation degree.
Things to keep in mind
  • £7.50 per hour in the first year, uplift to £8 per hour for candidates holding a Level 2 Child Care qualification, £10 per hour from year 2 onwards
  • References and DBS checks will be required
  • The successful applicant will be required to participate in a full range of training activities and contribute fully to the life of the nursery