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Apprentice Early Years Educator - Little Explorers Nursery - Sheffield, S26 5RE- REF: CB016 Little Explorers Day Care Nursery

Little Explorers Nursery has a fantastic opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to join the part of the Childcare care team. The ideal candidate will already hold the level 2 qualification in childcare (or equivalent).

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Closing date: 24 Dec 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 to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main duties for this job role are as follows,

  • Check all toys and equipment in the nursery considering health and safety at all times
  • Ensure that all daily routines are followed
  • Prepare snacks for children within the setting
  • Provide a full and varied plan of safe, entertaining, and creative play, to ensure each child reaches their full potential
  • Recording observations and updating individual children records
  • Put forward ideas for planning topics and activities
  • Adhere to all the nurseries policies
  • Ensure that confidentiality is applied at all times to children, staff, parents, and carers.
  • Be responsible for setting up, carrying out and evaluating activities
  • Carry out activities and cleaning duties when required within the nursery. Ensuring the premises are clean and tidy in preparation for the following day
  • Attend regular meetings with other staff members
  • Flexibility to be shown by all staff, to cover in other rooms as and when required
  • Carry out any request made by the manager immediately 
  • Promote and advertise the Nursery in a positive way at all times (This may include leaflet distribution)
  • Report any concerns regarding a child to the manger, in confidence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Good level of written and spoken English skills

Personal qualities

  • A happy, positive attitude and approach to work at all times
  • Ability to use own initiative and common sense at all times
  • To provide a caring environment for all children
  • Ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome within the nursery: Children, Parents, Visitors and Staff
  • Patient
  • Punctual
  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Friendly
  • Caring

Desired qualifications

You have already attained a level 2 Diploma in Childcare (or equivalent) and your looking to progress onto a level 3 we will require GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship placement you may be offered a full-time position subject to the needs of the business.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can commute to and from the business within a respectable time.

About the employer

Little Explorers Nursery is a 65-place nursery for children from 3 months - 4+ years, which is open 50 weeks a year.  We also offer a holiday club for school aged children in FS2-Year 6. It has been rated "OUTSTANDING" by OFSTED (October 2019).

It is our vision to provide high quality childcare and education. "Every Child Matters" is at the heart of our philosophy. We offer a safe, happy, and stimulating learning environment, while providing flexibility to parents seeking an exciting Early Years Education for their child.

As a highly qualified team, we strive to nurture each child's individual qualities and full potential.


Little Explorers Day Care Nursery



Wales Road


S26 5RE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Caitlyn Blakeway 01709889868

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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