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Apprentice Early Years Educator - Chapeltown - S35 2PH - Ref: ZH Cornerstone Nurseries Ltd

Apprentice Early Years Educator required at Thorncliffe Park Day Nursery in Chapeltown, S35 2PH. We are looking for someone with a love of working with children where you will gain an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification. You must have previous experience of working with children and have the Childcare Level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Working 32 hours a week, your rota will cover the Nursery's opening hours Monday to Friday; however, your start and finish times may vary week to week.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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 in children
To implement the daily routine within the nursery
To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping 
To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the Nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected 

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

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)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4 +) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4 +) Desired

About the employer

Thorncliffe Park Day Nursery was established in 2005 and is situated in Sheffield 35, housed within Thorncliffe industrial estate in Chapeltown. Our nursery is incorporated into four large rooms where the experience of our long-standing staff, guide and encourage your child through their early years providing an environment where children are free to access resources when they wish and to use them to their own imagination.


Cornerstone Nurseries Ltd


Thorncliffe Park Day Nursery

Thorncliffe Park Estate

Newton Chambers Road

S35 2PH

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Training provider



Zoe Harrop


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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