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Early Years Apprentice Little Stars Childcare

We are looking for a passionate apprentice to join our team alongside studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

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

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Closing date: 11 Aug 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

    We are open Monday to Friday for before/after school care and full day care. You hours will be a rota basis to cover the opening hours of the nursery as required. Your working hours will include time spent completing off-the-job training.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a varied role that will include all aspects of caring for children, ensuring their wellbeing, happiness and development whilst attending our nursery.

Duties are likely to include:

  • Supervising play
  • Helping at mealtimes
  • Assisting with hygiene
  • Devising activities and progressing children to get them ready for their next steps.

The role will evolve as you progress through your apprenticeship and you will be fully supported in the workplace to complete your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should have a passion for early years development, be able to work effectively in a team and have an understanding of the responsibilities that come with working in early years education.

Personal qualities

Friendly, reliable, trustworthy, kind, able to answer lots of questions in a short space of time, patient, not afraid of messy play and be able to engage with small children.

Desired qualifications

You will ideally have GCSE Maths & English grade 4/C or above.

To study towards a level 3 qualification you should have achieved a relevant level 2 qualification and/or have experience.

Future prospects

There is the possibility of permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day, the Cheddleton setting is located on the main road close to a bus stop with regular service (No. 16). The Leek setting is within walking distance of the town center and bus station.

You will attend college every 6 weeks with virtual and workplace visits in between. 

Please note, this employer is happy to consider school leavers looking to start an apprenticeship in September 2022.

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Little stars was established in January 2014 when I (Laura Hanson) worked as a childminder from my home. I then followed my dream to open a nursery, alongside my business partner and co- owner Jo Yorke. in June 2018 we opened our first nursery setting at the local community centre and in May 2019 we opened our new setting based on Cheadle road cheddleton. We have also taken over the running of the nursery at Leek County First School, East street, Leek. 


Little Stars Childcare


165A Cheadle Road



ST13 7HN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Apprenticeships Team 08000740099

Early Years Practitioner level 2 apprenticeship

The employer would consider applicants who have the experience or qualifications to study Early Years Educator level 3 apprenticeship.  

Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Aug 2022