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Early Years Educator Apprentice Sunshine Day Nursery

An exiting opportunity for an Early Years Apprentice to join Sunshine Day Nursery, based in Burton upon Trent. Ideal candidates must be confident, highly motivated and hardworking.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    8am - 4pm Monday – Friday, staff rota

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To demonstrate and then ensure that they are responsible for the needs all children in their designated room, following systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care.
  • To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with safeguarding on and whistleblowing policies.
  • To learn and then ensure that they can use resources effectively, maintaining ratios in their room.
  • To develop genuine bonds with their key children.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Advanced Apprenticeship

  • In house training by Early Years Tutors. (blended weekly remote delivery)
  • Functional skills if necessary.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Off-the-job training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time role as an Early Years Educator

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Observation skills


GCSE or equivalent English and Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Before being considered for a formal interview with the employer, you will be required to have an initial interview by the college. Blended remote weekly sessions delivered by TEAMS. No college campus attendance required.

About the employer

Nursery Childcare: Sunshine Day Nursery has operated since 1990 and was re-opened in 2009. The nursery is situated in a converted town house property in Branston, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and is privately owned. It serves the local area and operates from rooms set out over the ground and first floor. The first floor is accessed via stairs. There is a fully enclosed area available for outdoor play.


Sunshine Day Nursery




DE14 3BT

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team (SMB College Group)


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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