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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Manor House School

We have an exciting opportunity for a Nursery Apprentice to join our small and friendly team at Manor House Nursery and Kindergarten. The position is based in the Early Years department of a supportive independent girl’s school.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 35 Hours Per Week. 08.00 - 16.00 OR 10.00 - 18.00

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

HOURS ARE EITHER 08.00 - 16.00 OR 10.00 - 18.00

The successful applicant will be working within our co-educational Nursery with children aged 2-4 years old. There will also be the opportunity to develop your skills by spending time with girls in the Reception class and occasionally in Key Stage 1. You will be working alongside specialist Early Years staff in a friendly, enthusiastic team who are passionate about Early Years, love what they do and are willing to support you.

The Nursery is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm. The apprentice will be required to work mainly from 8.00am to 4.00pm. They will occasionally be asked to work 10.00am to 6.00 pm to work in the after-school club, which is based in the Nursery. These hours are subject to change as there are plans to extend the Nursery provision to cover school holidays.

The successful applicant will be based in the Nursery classroom working with children aged two to three but they will also spend time with the children in Kindergarten who are aged three to four years old.

They will be expected to support the children’s learning through adult led activities, both in the classroom and outdoor learning areas. The apprentice will be required to carry out observations on the children and will be trained to use an online learning journal on an iPad. This information will be discussed in weekly staff meetings, which they will attend during nursery hours.

Under the supervision of the Nursery class leader, they will carry out the following duties:
Work as part the team to prepare and clear away resources and learning activities.
Carry out playtime and lunch duties as necessary on a rotational basis with other staff.
Help to ensure the arrival and departure of the children is properly recorded and monitored.
Liaise with parents and carers and other visitors on site, making them feel welcome.
Ensure the highest standard of hygiene including nappy changing, cleaning of resources and food preparation.
Read all the policies and procedures and ensure they are familiar with them.
Free two-course lunch which is usually eaten with the children in the Dining Hall.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Organisational skills
Ability to relate to children and adults
Good Communicator
Ability to work in a team
Be able to use IT

Personal qualities

Passionate about inspiring children to learn
Punctual and reliable
Enthusiastic, adaptable and dedicated
Friendly and ability to build effective working relationships with children, staff and parents
Committed to promoting equal opportunities and accepting diversity
Common sense, initiative and proactive approach
A positive disposition and a good sense of humour
Commitment to achieving the highest standards
Willingness to adapt to change
Oodles of patience!

Desired qualifications

GCSE level 4/ grade C or above or equivalent in English and Maths desirable

Future prospects

We are looking to support an apprentice through their Level 3 qualification and beyond. At the end of the apprenticeship, we would envisage the individual becoming a permanent member of the Manor House team and would continue to support their career progression. We have proven track record in this with one our Nursery staff now embarking on a Level 6 qualification having joined us as a Level 3 practitioner. We have also mentored a qualified teacher through her NQT year.

The apprentice would be joining at an exciting time as the school is aiming to extend the nursery provision to offer holiday provision and they would be part of that transition giving lots of opportunity for career progression.

About the employer

Manor House is a fantastic place in which to work. The school and Nursery are nestled in seventeen acres of magical gardens, woodlands and sports fields which makes our beautiful school a very special place to learn and grow. We are privileged to work with supportive families who are committed to getting the very best education for their young children. We are easily accessible from Leatherhead, Ashtead, East and West Horsley, Cobham, Guildford, Dorking, Epsom and the surrounding Surrey villages. We have a strong and experienced body of staff who are willing to work hard to ensure positive learning experiences for our children. You will be part of the wider school community and be able to take part in activities such as the staff choir and socials. As a member of one of the three school houses, you will watch and support other year groups in activities such as House Arts and Sports events.


Manor House School


Little Bookham

Manor House Lane


KT23 4EN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Clare Watson 02392 981724

Early years educator level 3.

In addition to being supported through the apprenticeship, the successful applicant will be able to access the continuing professional development programmes available to all staff. Safeguarding and first-aid training will be provided.

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: 27 Jun 2022