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Apprentice Level 3 Early Years Educator WYESIDE DAY NURSERY & OUT OF SCHOOL CARE LTD

To ensure the smooth running of the room, promote and plan for the three prime areas and four specific areas in a way consistent to individual children’s development. To take all necessary steps to ensure that all children are kept safe and well according to the safeguarding and welfare requirements.

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Closing date: 23 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Working week: 30 hours to be divided Monday to Friday between opening times. Shifts TBA

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Establish and model excellent practice
  • Ensure all daily duties are carried out with efficiency
  • Take rest breaks at a time convenient with supervisors
  • Attend all training that is requested of you
  • Be aware of and begin to work to statutory framework for the early year’s foundation stage
  • Ensure that you are familiar with company policy and adhere to it at all times
  • Ask questions how? Why? Why not?

Maintaining records:

  • Ensure that all children receive written and verbal feedback from their key person
  • Checklists, risk assessments and paperwork requested or issued by management should be completed accurately and be available for inspection at any time
  • Registers should be accurate legible and correct at all times
  • Assist mentor in compiling learning journeys and other records
  • Sign in and out every day
  • Ensure all college work is shown to manager once a month

Learning environment:

  • Ensure that the planning and organisation of all provision meets the requirements of the revised EYFS and that of the individual child
  • Ensure that displays are interesting relevant and fit for purpose
  • All equipment must be clean and fit for purpose
  • Open ended activities, equipment and opportunities must prioritise of plastic toys
  • To develop the environment to suit the emerging needs of children and to stimulate curiosity
  • To maintain the highest level of cleanliness at all times
  • To ensure all toys and equipment are safe and to carry out risk assessments where necessary
  • Provide balanced opportunities across the three prime areas and four specific areas
  • Create a calm and welcoming environment where children and parents feel welcome

Childcare practice:

  • Understand and encourage the growth and development of children
  • Develop good communication methods with children to be able to tune into their needs
  • Ensure knowledge of when and how to seek medical advice
  • Understand and follow policies such as medicine, health etc
  • Identify and be able to action on possible signs and symptoms of abuse. Free in-house training will be given
  • Help parents maintain and establish good routines
  • Encourage exploration and risk taking within the indoor and outdoor environment
  • Implements new training and new theories and ideas into everyday practice
  • Be able to identify any deviations from the norm and have knowledge of whom to and when issues should be reported
  • Celebrate children’s differences through festivals, traditions etc.

Parental partnerships, managing relationships and sharing information, college academy:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Work with tutors
  • Ensure manager knows of any arranged appointments for observations from tutors etc
  • Inform manager and tutor if you are to be absent for any reason


  • Complete all checklists for health and safety, sleep checks, registers, cot checks etc
  • Ensure toys and equipment are maintained to an excellent standard
  • Ensure room temperature is comfortable and within SIDS guidelines
  • Ensure cleanliness and hygiene practise is of the highest standard at all times throughout the day
  • Report any accident /incidents in the correct way
  • Work to all safeguarding policies
  • Develop professional relationships with designated officers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive and innovative approach to challenges and changes with strong problem-solving capabilities

Personal qualities

  • Well organised and self-motivated
  • Flexible and receptive to change
  • Resilience
  • Self-motivated learner, high commitment to providing quality childcare and to strive for excellence
  • Enjoys being part of a team
  • Caring
  • Kind
  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Trustworthy
  • Confidence to use own initiative
  • Likes children
  • Has a sense of humour

Desired qualifications

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or Level 2 in Childcare

GCSE C/4 grade or above in maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

There may be potential for a full-time position upon completion for the right candidate.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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Please consider how you will travel to and from work each day.

This position will require a lot of hard work but can be extremely rewarding at the same time.

About the employer

We provide complete childcare for children aged three months to eleven years through our "Outstanding" day nursery and out of school provisions.

We are open 7.00 am to 6.00 pm, five days a week for 51 weeks of the year including bank holidays.

We are situated in a purpose-built nursery that has a very unique home from home feel, this is because we have long adopted the Danish concept of Hygge.





Eign Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riverside Training Ltd


Rebecca McLauchlan 01432 359244

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (if required)
  • Any Job Specific Training (As necessary)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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