Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Apprentice Early Years Educator - Barnsley - S72 8TQ - Ref: ZH Sidcop Road Community Nursery

Sidcop Nursery has a fantastic opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to join the part of the Childcare care team. The ideal candidate will already hold the level 2 qualification in childcare.

Sign in to apply

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 08:30 - 18:30, shifts to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main duties for this job role are as follows,

  • Check all toys and equipment in the nursery always considering health and safety
  • Ensure that all daily routines are followed
  • Prepare snacks for children within the setting
  • Provide a full and varied plan of safe, entertaining, and creative play, to ensure each child reaches their full potential
  • Recording observations and updating individual children records
  • Put forward ideas for planning topics and activities
  • Adhere to all the nurseries policies
  • Ensure that confidentiality is always applied to children, staff, parents, and carers
  • Be responsible for setting up, carrying out and evaluating activities
  • Carry out activities and cleaning duties when required within the nursery. Ensuring the premises are clean and tidy in preparation for the following day
  • Attend regular meetings with other staff members
  • Flexibility to be shown by all staff, to cover in other rooms as and when required
  • Carry out any request made by the manager immediately 
  • Always promote and advertise the Nursery in a positive way (This may include leaflet distribution)
  • Report any concerns regarding a child to the manager, in confidence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills (to children, carers, parents, and or guardians)

Personal qualities

  • A happy, positive attitude and approach to work at all times
  • Ability to use own initiative and common sense at all times
  • To provide a caring environment for all children
  • Ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome within the nursery: Children, Parents, Visitors and Staff
  • Patient
  • Punctual
  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Friendly
  • Caring

Desired qualifications

You have already attained a level 2 Diploma in Childcare (or equivalent) and you're looking to progress onto a level 3 we will require GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship placement, you may be offered a full-time position subject to the needs of the business.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can commute to and from the business within a respectable time.

About the employer

Sidcop Nursery believes that all children are individuals and will reach their potential in a warm and inviting environment.  

We will help your children to develop skills early, learning through play and the age appropriate activities and experiences in a safe place.

We provide a range of quality affordable childcare to meet all your childcare needs and have done since 1995.


Sidcop Road Community Nursery


Sidcop Road


S72 8TQ

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) Or complete a first aid course 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.