Childcare Early Years Educator Apprentice

Battle, East Sussex
£234.00 per week
16 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage: £234.00
  • Working week: Shifts to be discussed at interviews
  • Total hours per week: 36.00
  • Expected duration: 24 months
  • Possible start date: 09 Aug 2021
  • Date posted: 02 Jul 2021
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level 3 (A level)
  • Positions: 1 available

Main duties

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years
  • Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance
  • To help to set up learning environments to meet the developing needs and interests of Muddy Boots Children and to help tidy away throughout and at the end of the day
  • To work alongside a key person and their key children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met
  • Work in partnership with team members, parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise the Muddy Boots Manager and/or Team leaders of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To support mealtimes within the setting
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your professional development.
  • This includes; attend training required by Muddy Boots Home-Based & Environmental Childcare and training set through your Early Years apprenticeship
  • Complete all assignments in the time set and to inform manager/mentor of any potential barriers, well in advance of due date
  • To work as part of a team
  • To liaise with your mentor and/or manager
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent (for those that are applying for Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship), and a commitment to obtaining a level 3 qualification
  • Previous experience of working with young children
  • Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families
  • Friendly and flexible approach
  • Early years Level 2  and childcare qualification or equivalent (for those that are applying for Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship), and a commitment to obtaining a level 3 qualification
  • Previous experience of working with young children

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for fun, energetic, creative, motivated and caring individuals
  • A sense of humour is a must as is the ability to work on your own initiative
  • You will also need to be enthusiastic, friendly, flexible, proactive and resourceful
  • If you have a passion and commitment to develop and grow your skills to provide 'Outstanding' quality provision for all our children and families then please apply
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

Good GCSE results (A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) are desirable

Future prospects

After successful completion of the apprenticeship a full-time/part-time position could be possible.

Things to consider

Buses are limited in Ninfield, therefore it is important that you check times and location to ensure that you are able to arrive on time and that you can get home.

About the employer

Muddy Boots is a family focused childcare setting that began as a
home-based setting offering childcare for children aged 0-12yrs. Over the
past 5 years we have evolved to meet the needs of our families and build
on the fantastic opportunities offered to us. Muddy Boots learning
environments now include our home-based ‘Nurture Base’ for children
aged 0-3yrs; offsite ‘Sunshine Room’ for children aged 2.5yrs - 5yrs;
71/2 acre Muddy Boots Forest School site; Muddy Boots Beach School
and Out of School club provision.

We are a wonderful, caring, fun team of 8 highly skilled practitioners who
have achieved ‘Outstanding’ in all inspections and professional visits and
we continue to aspire to be the best we can every day.




Snow Drop Cottage

The Cottage Memorial Hall

Bexhill Road


TN33 9EE


Training provider


East Sussex College will provide the apprenticeship standard which will include:

Level 3 Early Years Educator:

  • Diploma
  • Functional Skills if required 
  • East Sussex College will ensure Health & Safety, and Equality & Diversity

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator Level 3 (A level)

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