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Early Years Apprentice Right Track Nursery

To assist in providing a safe, caring and professional environment for the children in their care, while learning the necessary skills to be a qualified Early Years Practitioner.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The week will consist of a range of shifts Monday – 8 hours 15mins Tuesday - 8 hours 15mins Wednesday - 8 hours 15mins Thursday - 8 hours 15mins Friday - 8 hours 15mins Saturday - None Sunday - None

    Total hours per week: 42.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

 Duties will include:

  • Adhering to the Policies & Procedures of The Right Track Nursery and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and the Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Ensuring the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Showing an understanding of child development as you learn through the apprenticeship and putting this into practice.
  • To demonstrate a genuine care for children.
  • While providing a caring environment for the children, develop a consistent approach to working with them.
  • Show enthusiasm, interest and a desire to have fun with the children.
  • To be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the children and the setting – for example when covering staff sickness or staff holiday and the unforeseen circumstances such as children that are unwell.
  • To strictly adhere to the agreed Nursery discipline procedures.
  • Working with the Nursery practitioners on planning and preparation of activities, to meet children’s individual needs, liaising with parents and negotiating working targets ensuring effective communication within the nursery.
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenge situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Supporting key persons to keep development records and observations where necessary.
  • Positive management of children's behaviour.
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Providing a good role model for children, supporting children with their social and emotional needs with a strong focus on communication and language.
  • Keeping accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • To ensure that your Manager is aware of any incidents affecting the welfare of the children in your care.
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate preparation of babies’ bottles.
  • Laundry duties.
  • Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Nursery Manager.
  • Participating in publicity events, training, open weekends and children's outings.
  • To maintain close liaison with the parents of each child in your care.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager.
  • To adhere to the dress code of the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Someone who is motivated and eager to learn and understand about child development. We require the applicant to be proactive and enthusiastic about being part of our nursery family. Flexible and adaptable to the needs of the nursery.

Personal qualities

A natural empathy to children with caring nature and fun attitude.

Desired qualifications

Level 2 EYE desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

Working towards completing level 3 Early years Educator apprenticeship standard.

Things to consider

Shifts vary from early to late however the apprentice would generally work on a middle shift of 8-5.15

Driving licence not essential, travel not required other than having good links to coming and going from the nursery.

About the employer

The Right Track Nursery is located at Hertford East Railway Station.  We cater for babies up until school age of 5 years old, we have two rooms, one baby room and one mixed age room for the toddlers and preschool children.

We follow an approach called In the moment planning and value key person and practitioner knowledge of the children to support their development in the here and now, rather than planning ahead.  We provide a rich environment which enables the children to explore and be spontaneous while developing to their potential.  As a nursery we place high importance on the children’s and staff well-being and work hard to maintain a high standard of care and support for all.


Right Track Nursery


Hertford East Railway Station

Mill Road


SG14 1SB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College


The Apprenticeship Team 01992 411572

Level 3 Apprenticeship

As an Apprentice you will be
supported in your organisation
with a workplace mentor,
by progress review visits,
assessments and observations.
The employer will allocate a
minimum of 20% of your
working hours as off the job
training and development.
Further develop your Maths and
English throughout the course.

Developing core knowledge,
skills and behaviours
throughout the Apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship is assessed
with an End point assessment;

• Professional discussion
• Portfolio of evidence
• Knowledge test

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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