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Childcare Apprentice Little Acorns Day Nursery

An opportunity to gain your level 3 early years educator working across the baby, toddler and preschool rooms within the nursery. The nursery also have an after-school club for children from reception year to year 6 so there is an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills with slightly older children also.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Hours between 7.00am and 6.00pm, Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your working week will be varied but typical roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out planned activities with children with and without support from a qualified practitioner
  • Following nursery routines and activities
  • Having a small number of key children when we feel you are ready and to help with your qualification
  • Helping to set up and clear away at the beginning and end of the day
  • Preparing and serving snacks and aiding the children at mealtimes
  • Supporting nursery staff with various duties throughout the day
  • Ensuring the nursery is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensuring the children are kept safe at all times
  • Keeping up to date with coursework
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate for your role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • Organisational skills
  • Teamwork 

Personal qualities

  • The ideal apprentice will be self-motivated, friendly and someone who is passionate about childcare with a willingness to become part of team and work hard to gain their qualification

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades A*-C or 4-9 in maths and English Language, or equivalent. If you do not have these grades you must be willing to work towards them

Future prospects

  • There would be an opportunity to continue working with the nursery group as an practitioner once qualified

Things to consider

  • You must be able to gain a clear DBS Check
  • Be able to commute to Totton College on a monthly basis in addition to commuting to the nursery on a daily basis

About the employer

At Little Acorns Day Nursery, our primary motivation is to guarantee the ongoing wellbeing, happiness and emotional nourishment of every child put into our care. We have built a holistic, warm and welcoming environment where every child’s needs are identified and catered to: developmental, emotional, educational. Our top priority is to ensure the safe and comforting environment necessary to bring out every child’s fullest potential.


Little Acorns Day Nursery



St. Johns Road


SO30 4AF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Totton College


Apprenticeships 02380874874

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will be required to attend Totton College once a month for Early years workshops
  • In addition to this you will also been seen within the workplace on a 1:2:1 support basis by a qualified assessor/coach
  • Should you be required to up skill your maths or English to a GCSE Level 4/C or equivalent then you would also be expected to attend classes with a functional skills tutor
  • In order to gain the full qualification, you will also be required to gain a Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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