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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner BIG DISCOVERIES LTD

We offer a child-centred approach to learning, with scope for staff to develop and progress. You will join a team who are passionate about giving young children the best start and will provide an assortment of learning opportunities to support their development. You will be required to start a Level 3 Diploma whilst working.

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

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Closing date: 26 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

    Days: 5 days within opening hours 7.30-17.30. Monday 12-16.00, Tuesday 7.30-13.00, Wednesday 7.30-17.00 Thursday 12-17.00 Friday 12-16.00 These may be subject to alteration depending on the needs of the nursery.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • 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?

This is an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join our setting in Portchester. You will be required to start a Level 3 Diploma whilst working. Study time will be provided,

The key areas of responsibilities are;

* Caring for and providing a stimulating learning environment for children.

* Effectively communicating with parents, carers, staff and other professionals.

* Engaging in reflective practice and implementing new effective strategies for teaching and learning.

* Is aware and implements strategies to safeguard all children in their care.

* Ability to independently manage observation, assessment and planning cycle for children.

Big Discoveries are committed to children’s wellbeing and safeguarding. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check and two suitable references.

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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 Educator 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?

Depending on the Nursery circumstances there is potential for a position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, 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

Applicants must be willing to play/ teach indoors and outdoors in all weathers. COVID-19 considerations: additional cleaning measures

About the employer

Big Discoveries Ltd is an expanding company with 2 Nurseries. We offer a child-centred approach to learning within our nurseries, with lots of scope for staff to develop and progress their careers.




Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove

PO16 9AD

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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