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Apprentice Early Years Educator - Thornton Heath - CR7 8LY - Ref: ZH Daffodils Day Nursery

Here at Parchmore Road, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to add to the team, to ensure that all children who attend the setting are safe and receive stimulating and rich play experiences that support all aspects and components of the Early Years Foundation Stage, including the Welfare Requirements.

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Closing date: 31 May 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

    Monday - Friday, between 08:00 and 18:00, shifts to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • To promote and provide exceptional standards of quality within the nursery including the environment and resources for the children and the experiences that are offered to the children   
  • To support the development of quality practice with regard to Special Needs and Inclusion
  • To work with the Early Years Improvement Team to continuously improve the quality of the education and childcare
  • To ensure that the children are kept safe and that all staff understand, and when necessary, follow the nursery’s safeguarding procedures
  • To adhere to all policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety and ensure that any risk is managed and that any remedial action is taken immediately
  • To report any accidents or incidents to the Nursery Director or person in charge
  • To support and supervise room staff with their day to day duties and work as part of a team
  • To offer support and mentor staff and students and be a good role model to both other staff and the children
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required
  • Always maintain a high standard of appearance
  • To develop and promote parental partnership and involvement
  • To develop positive relationships with staff and other agencies working with the nursery
  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the Deputy Manager or Nursery Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Genuine interest in working in a childcare environment
  • Able to take direction
  • Experience working with children
  • Work well within a team

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Passion for childcare
  • Fun
  • Work well within a team
  • Great personality
  • Good manners
  • Punctual
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Team player
  • Motivated and eager to learn new skills
  • Able to take direction

Desired qualifications

Level 2 qualification in Childcare (or equivalent) experience.

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent).

Future prospects

For the successful candidate, there may be ongoing employment upon completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Daffodils are a private family business established in 1995 by Sibtain and Shabnam Raza who has over 30 years of childcare experience.

Shabnam completed her N.N.E.B in childcare in 1985 whilst working as a practitioner in an established nursery in Streatham. She then went on to work as a manager before starting Daffodils in 1995. Daffodils started as a 10 place day nursery on Norbury Crescent before it was extended to its current size.​

As the Daffodils team developed, we expanded and acquired a day nursery on Norbury Avenue in 2009. This branch then underwent a largescale refurbishment in 2013 following the establishment of a third branch in Streatham Vale.

In 2018, Daffodils acquired an independent school in Thornton Heath and following refurbishment the fourth nursery opened for children in January 2019.

​Throughout these years, Shabnam and the team’s vision remains the same – to encourage children to develop to their full potential through providing a safe, clean and stimulating learning environment.​

Caring for children is a great responsibility which we take seriously and as such we are always open to parents valuable input, we believe a close bond between Daffodils and parents who are the main carers enables the child to progress and reach their full potential.


Daffodils Day Nursery


23 27

Parchmore Road

Thornton Heath


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Zoe Harrop 07764966274

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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