Early Years Educator – Level 3 apprenticeship

1- Early Years Educator Level 3

Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

Typical job titles include: Childcare worker, Nursery assistant, Nursery teacher, Early years practitioner, Early childhood educator, Reception class teacher, Early years support worker, Family day care worker, Childminder, Playgroup leader and Out of school club leader

They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: This apprenticeship is suitable those working in childcare, or someone looking for a career in early years. It is not suitable for School leavers and applicants MUST hold either a level 2 in Childcare or have at least 1 years hands on experience within this field
  • Suitable For
    Title of embedded diploma/qualification City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma For the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator)
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: City & Guilds
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 18 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £300 & levy paying employer contribution - £7000
2- Early Years Educator Level 3

What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

As an apprentice on the Early Years Educator Level 3 you will learn about supporting healthy lifestyles, promoting children’s emotional wellbeing, understanding the value of play, and working in partnership with others.

The course consists of an assessment of your practice and the completion of assignments. You will be supported throughout the course by your Personal Tutor.

As a higher-level apprentice, you will be working within childcare at a level where you will either be working on your own or supervising others. You will be placed in a position where you will be able to demonstrate your prior experience in this sector and can demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

3- Early Years Educator Level 3

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“I completed my Level 3 childcare apprenticeship with Paragon Skills. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor. She was always there to help, quick response with helpful advice to texts, emails or calls. I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without her”

Josie Lauren Hagger – Happy Child Nursery

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