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Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 LITTLE SMARTIES NURSERY LTD

The apprentice would be expected to carry out the day to day roles that a nursery practitioner would be asked to do. For example, participating in activities, cleaning, playing, paperwork, etc.

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties to include:

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning and to lead discussions with parents in relation to children’s footprints
  • Be supportive of colleagues within a team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, etc.
  •  To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation activities, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the management team and nursery staff to ensure that the setting’s vision is fulfilled
  •  To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting 
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer etc.
  • To reflect on practice and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day
  • To contribute to weekly planning and the provision of a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities and ensuring your room is well-resourced and creatively set-up
  • To lead observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up to date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively – includes One Plans for children with Special Educational Needs.
  • To contribute to the effective recording and resolution of any complaints or investigations, ensuring confidentiality at all times
  • To be professional and a good role model to the children and other staff members, at all times, ensuring expectations and boundaries are put in place and consistently followed by both staff and children
  • To work flexibly as part of the larger team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required, in order to ensure the smooth running of the nursery
  • To cooperate and work effectively with the management team, taking on additional responsibilities/duties and positively promoting developments in policies and procedures to team members
  • Ensure children understand action to be taken in case of fire
  • Be responsible for own Health & Safety, as well as that of colleagues, pupils and the public. Employees should co-operate with management, follow established systems of work, use protective equipment where necessary and report defectives and hazards to management
  • Carry out cleaning tasks to ensure room (and all areas of the nursery) are clean and suitably ready for the children
  • To undertake any other aspects of nursery work according to need

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Empathetic, hardworking, calm, confident

Personal qualities

  • Musical, creative, passionate, enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • A-C 9-4 English and maths or equivalent
  • Level 2 childcare

Future prospects

  • Potential full time placement

Things to consider

About the employer

We are a small family run nursery who have been established for the last 2 years.




Five Tree Works Industrial Estate U

Bakers Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Hugo Skepelhorn 01245 293010

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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