The Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship is a 20 month programme that has been designed for individuals working in a childcare setting who may wish to progress to a senior or supervisory role. This early years qualification will open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities to you or your team member. 


This apprenticeship is perfect for:

  • Nursery Worker/Supervisors
  • Nursery Nurses
  • Nursery Teaching Assistants
  • Early Years Workers/Assistants
  • Nursery Practitioners
  • Classroom Assistants
  • Care Workers/Assistants
  • Assistant Youth Supporters
  • Community Workers
  • and other similar roles


The Benefits:

Apprentices working towards a level 3 provide opportunities for employers to grow and develop confident, strong Early Years practitioners. Their new skills and knowledge of child development enable them to promote enriching learning environments for children to learn and develop in, surrounded by opportunities to develop the 7 areas of learning.

Learners can work with the setting’s policies and procedures to place the child at the centre of what they do, embedding skills to deliver, support and care for children in the early years whilst building a strong, consistent partnership working with parents and carers.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve a recognised and accredited level 3 Early Years qualification. They will become a qualified practitioner and along with achieving a full paediatric first aid qualification, can be counted within ratios to meet guidelines within the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).


How to Apply:

If you are an employer

If you’re an employer, you can start apprenticeships at any time of the year, provided your staff meet the entry requirements. 

  • If your annual pay bill is over £3 million, you can begin set up through the Apprenticeship Service.
  • If your annual pay bill is under £3 million, you can set up payment below.

If you are seeking an apprenticeship and employment

If you’re seeking an apprenticeship and employment, you can search our apprenticeship vacancies. For any enquiries, you can contact us on 020 8891 0992, alternatively, please contact us via the Contact Us button below.

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