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Early Years Educator Apprentice Small Talk Nurseries Limited

Small Talk Nurseries are looking for an Early Years Educator Level 3 to join their growing team. You will be responsible for the care of children from 0 - 5 years old whilst working towards an Early Years qualification.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 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 (8:30am till 4:30pm) 37.5 hours (hours are subject to change depending on the nursery needs.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will work with children aged 6 weeks to 5 years ensuring they achieve the learning objectives according to the Early Years Foundation Stage, observing and recording their development. You will ensure the five outcomes for Every Child Matters are actively in place, ensuring that all children in our care are healthy, safe, are given the opportunity to enjoy and achieve, make positive contributions and also achieve economic, social and emotional wellbeing. Before you can begin working with children you will need Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance. 

  • Be responsible for a small number of children in your key room as their key person, ensuring their care and with support from qualified staff ensure their learning and development
  • Ensure the children in your key group meet the leaning objectives according to the Early Years Foundation stage by planning for and observing their development with support from the qualified members of staff
  • Create individual learning journeys to record and evaluate you key groups leaning and development and progress
  • Gain a full understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Provide an interesting, fun, age appropriate learning environment with a variety of activities that stimulate the children’s learning in you care
  • Ensure the children are given the opportunity to have activities outdoors and visit the local park and sites that the local area has to offer, ensuring that these experiences have a learning purpose
  • Ensure you work in partnership with the nursery Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator to support key children’s learning and development as required
  • Make and maintain learning materials and resources
  • Gain a full understanding of the five outcomes for children from “Every Child Matters” change for children 2004
  • Ensure the setting remains free from discrimination
  • Record key information regarding the child’s daily routine following the nursery systems that have been put in place
  • Feedback the children’s routine to parents on a daily basis, creating continuous partnerships with parents
  • To have a full understanding to the settings policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented
  • Ensure all children are continuously stimulated and a range of activities are provided for all the children ensuring that they reach their full potential
  • Ensure all children in the setting are happy
  • Ensure you are a good role model to the children
  • To share in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in the nursery
  • Report any signs of illness, neglect, non-accidental injury, abuse
  • Assist in the daily domestic duties of the nursery, including ensuring the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times
  • Assist children with feeding, clothing, brushing their teeth and toileting as required, encouraging independence throughout
  • Ensure children wash their hands before and after meals and toileting
  • Keep children clean and clothes presentable throughout the day
  • Ensure hygienic standards are maintained
  • Give first aid as required
  • Ensure the health and safety requirements are maintained
  • Respect confidentiality at all times
  • Respect the property of the nursery
  • Ensure the high standards of the nursery are met at all times
  • To be involved in out of work hour activities including staff meetings, training and any other activities as directed by the above people that you are responsible to
  • Communicate regularly with the people that you are responsible to
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the above people that you are responsible to

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • To be creative
  • An awareness of safety and hygiene
  • To work well under pressure
  • To be organised

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Confident 
  • Trustworthy 
  • Reliable 
  • Professional 
  • Motivated
  • Approachable 
  • A warm, caring, patient nature
  • A sense of responsibility
  • To be consistent and fair
  • To be efficient

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English and maths desired but not essential 

Future prospects

Full-time position after completing the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Do not apply to the company directly. Any applications made directly to the company will be discarded. 

About the employer

Small Talk Nurseries is a privately owned Ofsted registered day nursery committed to provide the highest quality day care and Early Year’s education for babies from 6 weeks to children aged 5 years. Small Talk Nurseries has 6 nurseries across the Midlands. 


Small Talk Nurseries Limited


125 Shawsdale Road


B36 8NG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Juniper Training Ltd


Harrison Baker 07923 209240

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 depending on experience 
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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