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Apprentice Early Years Educator - Sheffield - S6 4ED - Ref: ZH Corner House Nursery School

Corner House Nursery in Sheffield has a fantastic opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to join their team. You must already have a level 2 childcare qualification and experience to apply for this vacancy.

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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 8:00am - 6:00pm. Shifts to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Responsibilities:

  • To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery
  • To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery
  • To assist in enhancing the developmental progress of all children
  • To implement the daily routine within the nursery
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping within the nursery at all times
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the Nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected at all times

Main Duties:

  • To plan and carry out a range of exciting activities suitable for the age and development of children attending in conjunction with Management, Supervisors and Room Leaders
  • To assist in providing a safe, supportive and caring environment for young children while in the care of Corner House nursery: to ensure that all aspects of each individual child’s development are given full consideration, and support all staff to meet these requirements
  • To be proactive in the process of activity planning, child observations and development records
  • Keep updated with any changes to legislation, distribute and update where needed
  • Recognise where and when change is needed discuss any ideas with Room Leader/ Lead Supervisor or Management when appropriate. Implement changes agreed
  • To ensure that communication with children, parents and the staff team is polite, upbeat, enthusiastic and courteous at all times. To support all staff and engage as a team member
  • To maintain confidentiality about all issues related to children and their families; you’re own, other staff and any management issue
  • To work with individual children or groups of children providing a range of activities or experiences which will promote development
  • To provide additional support and activities which will meet the needs of children with additional needs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, ability to communicate on all levels (to children, carers, parents and or guardians)

Personal qualities

  • A happy, positive attitude and approach to work 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
  • Ability to use own initiative and common sense at all times
  • Caring

Desired qualifications

You must have a solid understanding of GCSEs in maths and English or equivalent and have already attained a Childcare L2 qualification (or equivalent) and you’re looking to progress onto a level 3.

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification.

About the employer

Corner House Nursery gives your child the best start in life by giving them lots of exciting, wonderful and challenging play experiences. Staff let them have fun and enjoy their precious childhood while teaching them respect for others, an eagerness to learn new things and an independent spirit.

The beautiful Victorian building is set in a third of an acre of land and offers 4 exciting outdoor play areas, including an adventure playground and a nature garden. A new open plan kitchen has two on site cooks who provide tasty, healthy home cooked meals and snacks using fresh and locally sourced ingredients and provides children with an excellent opportunity to join in and learn about healthy eating.


Corner House Nursery School



Wadsley Lane


S6 4ED

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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 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • 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)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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