Are you interested in working in a nursery or early years setting, if so then this Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to support Early Years Educators working with children from birth to 5 years old.

In this role you will be working to deliver to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements. As an Apprentice you will work under the supervision of a Nursery Manager.

Your duties will vary depending on the setting but could include;

  • planning and supervising child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • supporting children to develop numeracy and language skills
  • key person responsibility
  • supporting care needs such as feeding, changing, and administering medicine.

You will attend College on day release once a fortnight to develop your knowledge.

You will be assessed by a portfolio made up of coursework assignments and evidence of your competency. Your work-based mentor (Assessor) will help you create your portfolio as you demonstrate your skills in the workplace.

Before the end of your Apprenticeship you will have completed a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce, Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required) and a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

At the final stage of your Apprenticeship you will complete an end point assessment (EPA). This is conducted by an impartial party and measures whether you have met the criteria of the Apprenticeship. You will have plenty of support from Huish and your employer as you prepare for your EPA and this can be a very exciting time as you complete your training.


Potential careers include Early Years Educator, Nursery Supervisor/Manager or Teaching Assistant.

A good level of literacy, numeracy and communication is required. Ideally you will have GCSE Mathematics and English grades C/4 or above.

You will need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

This Apprenticeship will take approximately 2 years to complete.