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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Course overview

PLEASE NOTE: This apprenticeship is delivered within the workplace, so it is potentially available across the Activate Learning College regions of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. Please enquire for further details.

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 five years old.

You will:

  • help plan and supervise child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • responsible for ensuring each child feels safe and secure
  • observing each child and shape their learning experience to reflect your observations
  • meet the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

You will need to undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.

A Childcare apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of roles in the care industry. You may choose to progress with your employer, change jobs or study a higher-level apprenticeship.

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

A Childcare apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of roles in the care industry. You may choose to progress with your employer, change jobs or study a higher-level apprenticeship.

As a Childcare apprentice with Activate Apprenticeships, you will have access to the following facilities at Activate Learning colleges:

Libraries and learning environments

  • Ability to borrow books and laptops
  • Digital resources and programmes
  • A student card, allowing you to take advantage of student discounts
  • Can apply for an Apprentice extra Totum Card

Advice and support services for apprentices includes:

  • Advice and Admissions
  • Learning Support
  • Student Support
  • Impartial careers advisors
  • One-to-one support
  • A college nurse
  • Free counselling service
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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2025
  • 1 Year
    • Free
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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2026
  • 1 Year
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