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Develop your childcare career with the Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

If you are interested in undertaking your Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship, then you already know that you love working in childcare and enjoy providing care and support for young people.

This Advanced Level Apprenticeship will develop your skills and knowledge whilst you increase your work experience as either a nursery manager, crèche supervisor or supervising others in the early years childcare sector, and advance into a supervisory or management position. 

Upon successful completion of your Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship you will qualify with a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (EYE), in addition to Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English.  

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (EYE) Level 3

12 - 18 months

City & Guilds

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What you can expect from your Early Years Educator Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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.

The childcare sector is forever expanding, and presently makes up approximately 10% of the labour market in England. A large number are public sector employees, including those that work in schools, colleges, local authorities and the NHS. Many work in the private sector – particularly in early years, but there are private providers in all areas of services to children and young people.

The exact details of your role while undertaking your Apprenticeship will depend on your employer. Typically, nurseries can be open from around 7am in the morning to 6pm in the evening. You would normally work up to eight hours a day within these times. Some settings are also open on Saturdays.


I completed my Level 3 children and young people's workforce with Paragon. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor! She was always there to help (no matter what time of day!), quick response with helpful advice to texts, emails or calls and came to see me at my nursery once a month without fail! I wouldn't have been able to get through it without her.



Your pathway to success

The Apprenticeship offers huge potential to progress your career in this rewarding industry. There is huge scope to work in a variety of supervisory roles in the childcare sector.

The sector is steadily expected to grow in terms of volume employees required, with presently around 360,500 staff working in non-maintained childcare settings (full day care, childminders, etc) and there are over 115,000 staff working in maintained early years provision (nursery schools, nursery classes or reception classes in schools). 

At Paragon Skills, we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to ensuring that that get the best training to develop your career.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you and the Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship.

What you could do next

What you could do next

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  • Early Years Worker or Assistant
  • Care Worker or Assistant
  • Assistant Youth Support and Community Worker

  • OPTION 1:
  • Nursery Worker or Supervisor
  • Nursery Nurse or Nursery Teaching Assistant

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  • Adults’ Managers
  • Adults' Advanced Practitioners


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