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Our apprentice will work in the settings and will learn from the experienced team around them as well as from our Induction Training Programme. They will form strong bonds and attachments with the children, they will play with the children to maximise their learning opportunities as well as basic care routines, such as nappy changing and sleeping.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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

    Days: 4/5 days Hours: 40 hours between 7:15am and 6pm – some of these hours will be allocated to Study Time. Exact shifts to be decided

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

· To learn from and support your team in the successful discharge of their duties.
· To undertake internal and external training guided by your mentor.
· To act as an ambassador for the nursery and maintain a positive image of its aims and objectives.
· If experiencing challenges, constructively raise this to your mentor.
· To learn from your room leader and nursery practitioners how children’s welfare is undertaken.
· To ensure children’s welfare is maintained to a high standard at all time.
· To develop strong relationships and bonds with the children in your room.
· To learn from your room leader and nursery practitioners how learning and development is undertaken.
· To practice using iConnect for recording observations, assessments and next steps with support from another nursery practitioner.
· To understand the learning and development requirements of selected children.
· To understand and start to use ‘in the moment’ planning.
· To understand and start to use a combination of Adult Led, Adult Initiated, Child Led and Child Initiated Activities.
· To work with your room leader and team to ensure the room is set up for the day with an agreement on the activities and continuous provision that will be available.
· Ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times.
· To communicate any identified risks to your room leader as soon as possible, agreeing and implementing resolution.
· Ensure all paperwork is completed appropriately under guidance of your room leader or nursery practitioner.
· To learn about the storage and administration of medicine.
· To assist with service of all meals and snacks by ensuring children wash their hands, are sitting at the table, are as independent as possible and cleaning and washing up.
· Ensure that you are involved in regular fire drills and you know what should happen if there is a fire.
· Raising any cleaning and maintenance issues with the room leader so they can be logged, tracked and resolved.
· Become familiar with all policies and procedures.
· To learn from your room leader and nursery practitioners what excellent parent partnerships are like through observation and reflection.
· To introduce yourself to all parents and carers explaining your role as an apprentice in the room.
· To get to know parents and carers sharing positive stories and anecdotes from the child’s day.
· To be aware of any concerns or issues that may arise at handover and flag them to the room leader.
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What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Qualification/s to be obtained: 
 Early Years Level 3 & a First Aid Qualification 
Delivery method:  
The training will be delivered by Business Plus at Fareham College, an Ofsted Outstanding College. Your training will be delivered Day Release, and you will attend Fareham College. The schedule of this day release is to be confirmed. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A position will be available at the end of the Apprenticeship and once they have qualified we would love for them to stay on with us. Beyond that we have plenty of opportunities to move into Leadership positions or specialist subjects like Special Educational Needs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

We do work outside in all weathers as the children love it.

About the employer

Private Day Nursery caring for children from 6 months to 4 years. Based in a converted school we have renovated to create a home from home feel and we spend a lot of time outdoors in our large outdoor areas.







SO32 2HY

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Training provider



Georgina Mattack


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Aug 2022