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Apprentice Early Years Educator - York - YO30 6PD - Ref: ZH Bright Beginnings Nursery

An Apprenticeship vacancy has arisen in Bright Beginnings Nursery, York, YO30 6PD! Are you looking for a career in childcare? Do you live local to the employer’s location? During the Apprenticeship, you will complete Early Years Educator Level 3.

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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 the hours of 07:30 - 18:00, shifts to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Plan and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement on your key children, for parents/carers, using our electronic system
  • Ensure that observations and work on key children and focus children are completed in a timely manner, and the planning sheet is kept up to date
  • Work with parents/carers of all children, including special needs children to give full integration in the setting and additional support where necessary
  • To develop a good working relationship with all parents but in particular those of your key children
  • To identify, monitor and evidence children’s next steps, and take part in meetings with the manager/deputy to update these
  • To ensure that all initial paperwork is completed when a new child starts, and take a lead in the settling in process, developing an effective relationship with parents/carers and the child
  • To ensure that tracking and any other additional paperwork is completed in a timely manner
  • To be aware of, follow and support any dietary or medical requirements
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind Nursery is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents, pre-existing and incidents on the appropriate forms, making sure that forms are completed correctly. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the setting as a “whole” where your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure the child is collected by someone known to setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker and leading in an area of provision(s)
  • To take an active part in safeguarding supervisions and performance management meetings, acting on any targets produced
  • To undertake any training asked in a timely manner and seek additional training if deemed necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well-spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

  • You must have a solid understanding of GCSE in maths and English or equivalent and have ideally attained a Childcare L2 qualification 

Future prospects

  • For the successful candidate, there is the opportunity of ongoing employment and progression upon completion of the relevant qualification

Things to consider

  • The company may wish to interview applicants prior to the closing date, resulting in the vacancy being filled before the closing date

About the employer

Bright Beginnings is a warm and friendly children’s day nursery based in Rawcliffe Drive, York. We look after children aged between 15 months and 5 years old and our fully qualified and highly experienced staff are committed to their care and development.

We have been established since 1998 and the key aim of our nursery is to create a bright beginning for your child in secure and welcoming surroundings. At Bright Beginnings Day Nursery we provide a positive environment to help your child thrive. We provide a variety of well-planned learning experiences through children’s spontaneous play to give each child the chance to develop emotionally and physically and reach their full potential.


Bright Beginnings Nursery



Rawcliffe Drive


YO30 6PD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Zoe Harrop 07764966274

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Valuable workplace experience

Ideally, you will have previous experience and the Childcare Level 2 qualification but if you feel you are the best candidate then please apply and tell us why!

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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