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Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Happy Days Nursery - Exeter. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To work as a member of the nursery team in an area as defined by the Manager via the daily rota in response to the needs of the nursery.

To accept instruction from supervisors regarding working practice including supervision of the children.


  • To interact with children in an appropriate and structured way
  • To play alongside and with children to support their play
  • Offer ideas and suggestions about activities and opportunities for children’s play
  • Learn how to set up resources and activities in a way that is stimulating and excitingly presented for children
  • Share information about children’s achievements and play with room staff
  • To encourage where appropriate, all children to use cutlery, serve themselves, and sit at the tables during meal and snack times as an important element of planning to support learning and development
  • To help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene as an important element of planning to support learning and development
  • Understand and implement the company’s policies to promote children’s positive behaviour
  • Ensure that the room is clean and tidy at all times
  • Assist the Supervisor with children at mealtimes, ensuring they are a time of pleasant social sharing


  • To adhere to Health and Safety policies, alerting staff of any concerns immediately
  • To ensure compliance with Child Protection Procedures and when necessary follow these whilst keeping children safe, alerting the room supervisor of any concerns you may have
  • To report all accidents and incidents to the room supervisor or nursery manager, and to be aware of all risk assessments within the nursery
  • To report any signs of illness, neglect or apparently non accidental injury directly to the room supervisor or a senior member of the management team


  • To assist in the daily domestic management of the nursery, including ensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times
  • Be prepared to help where needed in preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, doing laundry etc.
  • To work in partnership with fellow colleagues to create an effective nursery team and be fully involved in all activities associated with the nursery
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • To clear up after activities ensuring equipment is stored properly
  • To promote the nursery to potential customers and current parents


  • To work as a team with all members of the nursery team
  • To attend staff meetings deemed necessary by the manager


Develop your knowledge:

  • And understanding of child development
  • Of how to carry out observations and how to make a record of these
  • Of how to use information from observations to plan interesting activities that help children to develop their skills and knowledge


  • To be flexible and undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line management
  • Adhere to all Company Policies and procedures
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times in relation to all information
  • Ensure the companies Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to interact with young children
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues
  • To be able to receive instruction and carry out requests, with regards to all aspects of the nursery

Personal qualities

  • To be self disciplined in appearance and manner 
  • To know when to ask for help and guidance

Desired qualifications

No qualifications required.

Future prospects

Potential for ongoing training and development following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

Happy Days Nurseries offer the best quality childcare across Cornwall, Devon and Bristol. Discover the difference for yourself and come along to one of our nurseries. We’d love to meet your child and you.

We have over twenty years of expert experience and an ethos that we are inclusive to all children. We pride ourselves on providing a service to enable parents to work and live their daily lives knowing their children are cherished and cared for to the highest standard. A hug, a story, a time to experience and learn – Welcome to Happy Days.




Estuary House Ground Floor

Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

  • Early Years Educator Apprenticeship L3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills L1 & 2

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Oct 2021