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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 1st Choice Day Nursery C I C

We are recruiting a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious apprentice to join us. You will be based at one of our London nursery and receive excellent training and support from our dedicated team.

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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 to Friday 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm with a 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    25 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To be a co-key person in maintaining children's learning journeys if appropriate
  • To support the maintenance of objective, accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • To support the planning and organizing of activities and experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning 
  • To maintain a basic up to date knowledge of child development and the early years curriculum

Communication and Engagement

To support the nursery staff in working in partnership with parents, both formally and informally.

  • To communicate and engage with children to support their speech and language development using different methods i.e. Makaton, Pecs
  • To communicate effectively with members of the Nursery Team
  • To welcome parents to the nursery in a cheerful and friendly manner

Child Protection, Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of the Child

  • To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the nursery is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protect concerns to the person in charge
  • To support the management of children’s behaviour and routines in line with policies and guidelines
  • To undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the nursery, maintaining a cleaning routine under the direction of the Nursery Leadership Team
  • To work within  Equal Opportunities Policy and contribute to maintaining an inclusive environment
  • To work within all the relevant policies and procedures
  • To participate in outings and trips including Health and Safety aspects

Supporting Transitions

  • To support children, parents and carers during key transitions

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • To participate in the performance management framework and regularly attend supervision
  • To attend training sessions as required
  • To undertake any other tasks as requested by the Management
  • To provide cover in other nurseries in the local area as required by the Nursery Manager

Shared Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work with colleagues as part of the Nursery team
  • To participate fully in meetings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to working and learning
  • Sense of humour and a willingness to learn

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and polite
  • Professional and patient
  • Tender and kind
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference
  • Passionate about education and children
  • Participate in your own development
  • Able to commit to a full apprenticeship programme
  • Pro-active manner

Desired qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • At least a Grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE English OR Level 2 Functional skills in English

Future prospects

Possible full time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship,

Things to consider


  • 30% Oyster discount for year one
  • NUS Apprentice extra card

Safeguarding, Prevent & Equal Opportunities: 

Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all.  We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

About the employer

We have a high-quality standard of staff with a wealth of experience and many years of knowledge in the Early Years Sector. When providing the best childcare in your area, we promise parents that every single child will enjoy a one-of-a-kind, exciting and inspiring learning experience that will give them the right foundation and skills they need ready to start school.


1st Choice Day Nursery C I C



Peckham High Street


SE15 5EG

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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Horiya 07518594655

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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