Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice with Woodland Adventure Nursery

19 July 2024

What’s the JOB?

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice

WHO is it with?

Woodland Adventure Nursery


Bridge Street, Golborne, Warrington, WA3 3QA

WHAT does it pay?

£6.50 per hour (37 hours)

WHAT are the HOURS?

4 days per week 8am to 5.30pm and 1 half day.

What Qualification will I GAIN?

Early Years Educator Level 3

How LONG will it TAKE me?

18 months

HOW does the Apprenticeship work?

  • WORK Full Time, PAID Full Time
  • 1-2-1 Monthly Sessions (via Teams) with your dedicated Tutor (NO college!) to study KEY MODULES:

o   Risk management

o   Key Person & Attachment

o   Learning & Development

o   Environments

o   Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

o   Safeguarding

o   Relationships

  • 6 hours a week Apprenticeship Study Time, to focus on:

o   Assignments, training & development activities

o   Hours are agreed with your manager, either split across the week, or on a set day

  • Regular PROGRESS Reviews with your Tutor & Manager – you will ALWAYS know how you are doing
  • Final Assessment(s) inc. multiple choice tests, projects & presentations –  with full support from CT Skills!

So, WHO are Woodland Adventure Nursery?

Woodland Adventure Nursery is a brand-new nursery that offers an inspirational child centred approach. They believe that each child should guide their own learning journey and be given the freedom to choose and explore their interests and ask their own questions which in turn will ignite a lifelong love and passion for learning.

For more information, visit https://www.woodlandadventurenursery.co.uk/

WHAT’S in it for ME?

You will be joining a family run nursery that aims to feel like an extension of your family, a home from home environment where children feel nurtured, and staff feel valued. Giving families the confidence that their children are the upmost priority. Set in beautiful woodland, our nursery offers children access to the great outdoors which has huge benefits for them both physically and mentally. At Woodland we aim to tap into the benefits of educating children in the fresh air.

Plus, you’ll get:

  • Christmas parties, employee of the month, and team appreciation events.
  • Staff discount, company events, and ongoing training and support.

DAY to DAY, you will….

  • Provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.
  • Deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • Understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • Liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool aims and objectives.

WHAT Skills do I NEED?

Apprenticeships are very demanding; you’re working towards a qualification whilst working full time! You’ll need to be committed and motivated as there is lots of self-guided work involved. PLUS, you need GOOD …

  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Number skills


  • GCSE or equivalent English and Maths grade 4/C or above
  • UK Residency (MUST have lived in the UK for 3 years+)
  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Qualification (or equivalent)
  • Some childcare experience e.g., babysitting/ taking care of younger family members.

What AFTER the Apprenticeship?

You could progress into Nursery Nurse (with an increase in salary!) or consider other options, just take a look;  https://www.ctskills.co.uk/apprenticeship-courses/childcare/

INTERESTED? Before you apply, ASK yourself?

  • Are you happy with the role, company, and qualification?
  • Can you commit to the timeframe?
  • Have you considered how you will travel to the location & the time this will take?
  • Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (GCSE Maths & English 4 or above & UK Residency)
  • Can you start immediately, or do you have other commitments such as education or work?
  • Is your CV up to date and relevant? If not, use this: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx

What NEXT?

If successful, you’ll receive a call from our Recruitment Team, be asked to write a supporting statement (this will be added to your CV) and complete an English and Maths assessment.

Job Benefits

Christmas party
Employee of the month
Staff discount
Ongoing training and support
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (or equivalent)
Work Level
Level 3
Employment Type
Full Time
£6.50 per hour
Woodland Adventure Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Educator Level 3
18 months
CT Skills
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