Early Years Educator Apprenticeship (Level 3)

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.”

Loris Malaguzzi

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.

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 Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Why choose Training Now as your education apprenticeship provider?

The skills, behaviours and knowledge you develop through an Early Year Educator apprenticeship level 3 with Training Now will be invaluable in growing your career in Early Years.

Read all about apprenticeships, including our apprenticeship standards and framework.

Job roles
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Nursery Teaching Assistant
  • Supervisor
  • Childminder
  • Early Years Educator
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. 
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) to meet thee EYFS requirements.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.


Typically 18 months


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.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Take your first step towards an apprenticeship today