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Early Years Educator Apprentice (Level 3) Little Leo's Nursery

We are looking for a friendly, patient nursery assistant to support our existing team with the care of the children. The nursery assistant will be responsible for planning and organising a range of stimulating and educational activities throughout the day.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Earliest start 7.30am and latest shift finish 6.00pm - shifts to be confirmed plus 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To work individually and as part of a team under the direction of the Team Leader to ensure the total care of children through planning, organising and implementation of age stage appropriate activities, interacting and engaging with children to support development. Supporting team in room. Caring for children ages between 3 months - 4.5 / 5 years. General cleaning and tiding room, resources and equipment.

The successful candidate may also be responsible for the following:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment for all children
  • Adhering to all safeguarding requirements of the nursery and looking after the welfare of the children
  • Devising activities, both indoors and outdoors, to encourage ongoing learning and social interactions
  • Acknowledging the individual needs of the children, including those who need additional support and care
  • Preparing snacks and drinks, and supervising children during meals
  • Changing nappies or assisting children with using the toilet when required
  • Reporting any concerns to supervisors regarding a child’s emotional state or development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to communicate with parents, staff and children

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Approachable
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • To hold experience and have a Level 2 qualification within childcare 

Future prospects

Possibility of gaining a full-time working contract upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

  • The Nursery will obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau before your appointment is confirmed. Further information on Disclosure is available form
  • Failure to disclose a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning or any other information may disqualify you from appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light after taking up employment with the Nursery
  • Only relevant convictions and other information will be taken into account so disclosure need not necessarily be a bar to obtaining this position

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About the employer

We are a privately owned Nursery offering high quality care and a welcoming environment to children from the age of 3 months to 5 years.

Here at Little Leo’s Nursery we provide a friendly, safe and stimulating environment for the children to grow, learn, socialise and have fun. We believe the early years in a child’s life is the period of rapid growth and development and our aim is to help children feel secure and loved and enjoy various activities and learning programmes to develop the skills that they will need in the years ahead.  We foster the importance of sharing and encourage individual expressions and social interaction to build confidence and to promote self-esteem.


Little Leo's Nursery


Building 1


N11 1GN

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Steph Jones

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

This qualification is structured around the following four themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development

Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) Or complete a first aid course delivered by one of the following types of organisations as per the EYFS requirements. Voluntary aid society, member of trade body with an approval and monitoring system, or acknowledged by the Health and Safety Executive.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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