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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Little Hands Day Care

Become a fully Qualified Nursery Nurse, working with Children you will develop as a nursery practitioner playing an important role in assisting in the care, development and education of young children. A rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable role.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

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

    37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Half days / 4 longer days are an option

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Job title: Early Years Educator

Reports to: Room Leader, Deputy Manager, Manager and Line Manager

Purpose of the Post:

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children within the nursery environment
  • To give support to staff members within the setting
  • To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn 
  • To build and maintain strong partnerships working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met

Main Duties:

  • To effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage, in conjunction with other team members, ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met 
  • To keep records of key children’s development and learning journeys; share celebratory milestones with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life to support extended learning at home
  • Support all staff closely and engage in a strong staff team that values teamwork and learning from one another
  • To effectively safeguard children, report any concerns and monitor any potential risks by using early intervention methods
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents to facilitate day-to-day caring and developmental needs
  • To ensure the environment of the high-quality provision meets the needs of all individual children, having an awareness of any disabilities, cultural differences and medical histories
  • To advise the setting’s management team of any concerns (e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment) maintaining confidentiality as necessary and making ongoing accurate records
  • To be involved in out of working hours’ activities, e.g. staff training, meetings, events and other CPD opportunities
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting and undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks and the preparation of children’s snacks
  • Maintain a flexible attitude of working between all our nurseries, adapting to their age-groups and environments to continue providing exemplary care and education throughout the company as a whole
  • To work alongside management and experienced staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy and ethos is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially in regards to being a key person and a responsible person for reporting any concerns
  • To keep any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job completely confidential
  • To be aware of the high profile and reputation of the company and to uphold its standards at all times, both inside and outside of work
  • To support other staff, students and volunteers throughout the day and promote good practice and values 
  • To ensure high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times and on-going risk assessments are carried out
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, student co-ordinator, safeguarding officer etc
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the line managers or the management team within your setting

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and management may add or change these terms throughout your employment with Little Hands Day Care. You will be notified in any of these instances.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team
  • Knowledge of planning, delivering and observing activities completed with children
  • An understanding of children’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development
  • A good communicator in spoken and written English
  • Committed to both the welfare and development of children

Personal qualities

  • Caring and friendly
  • Desire to work with children
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Committed to undertaking study in own time as well as committing to work based training

Desired qualifications

  • Must have GCSEs in maths and English at Grade C/4 or above (or the equivalent)
  • Level 2 in Childcare

Future prospects

  • Progression to become a qualified EYE
  • Well-being strategy – perk box discounts, regular supervisions, professional buddy
  • New Employee Training programme
  • Regular CPD opportunities
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Experienced and supportive management team

Things to consider

Interview Start Date –Were possible please nominate approximate dates for interview – flexible, dependent on candidate. Interviews are being conducted virtually.

About the employer

Our Stourbridge branch, which opened in 2013, has a wealth of inspiring natural environments for your child to explore. We are conveniently located just outside of Stourbridge town centre, on Hagley Road, making access to multiple transport links and commute simple and straightforward.

The learning environments are incredibly well-equipped for children from birth to five years and are set over two spacious floors. Both floors provide bright, airy rooms and multiple flexible spaces for up to 70 children each session.

The dedicated rooms for children from birth to two years and two to three years are based on the ground floor. The flexibility of our rooms offers children the option to move freely between environments throughout the day, supported by their key person. Our pre-school is located on the first floor. The large free-flow learning environments captivate children and inspire their desire to play, learn and explore meaning they are extremely well prepared for their next stage of education.


Little Hands Day Care



Hagley Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Mbkb Ltd


Nicki Bevan +447494596865

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship. This includes all the mandatory training plus a vast range of self-development courses that you may select to enhance your own learning and career. This includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) and Early Years and Childcare NVQ
  • Functional Skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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