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Early Years Educator Apprentice DAISY CHAINS DAY NURSERY LTD

Daisy Chains Day Nursery are looking for an Apprentice Early Years Educator to join their team. You will support with the day to day running of the nursery.

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

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Closing date: 31 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests
  • Provide play activities which encourage and promote children’s numeracy, literacy, and language development
  • Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure, and valued
  • Carries out observations and use these effectively to understand the changing needs of their individual key children and plan for the interests in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Carry out care routines such as nappy changing, toileting, hand washing and feeding routines with care, respect, and compassion
  • Work in partnership with other professionals, parents, colleagues, and children to meet the individual needs of children
  • Ensure the welfare, well-being and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Take an active role in seeking out Continuous Professional Development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their Trainer Assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviours
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities

The weekly wage for this apprenticeship is £129.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Time management skills

Personal qualities

  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Dedicated
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

Desired qualifications

No entry qualification required although a previous Level 2 qualification and experience (or equivalent) is preferred.

Future prospects

At the end of the apprenticeship you will be a highly trained Early Years Educator. Depending on the setting in which you work you could progress onto becoming a room leader or taking on additional specialisms such as Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator or the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers safer recruitment process.

About the employer

Daisy Chains Day Nursery is one of the leading and most-well established childcare providers in Staffordshire.

Having been founded over 30 years ago, you will not find another nursery in the area with such a long-standing history of exceptional care and education for the early years.

It would be an honour to be given the opportunity to provide your child with the best start in life and be instrumental in encouraging a journey full of exploration, investigation, discovery, and fun.




B 39


ST10 1ET

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Training provider

Realise Apprenticeships Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Realise Apprenticeships Limited


Beth Rimmington 0333 444 3973

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Daisy Chains will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship programme, delivered through Daisy Chain's dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2021