Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.


This role will see you working with young children supporting then with their development all whilst having fun! This role is ideal for anyone who has a genuine passion for working with children and is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 06 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Competitive salary • Generous holiday allowance, including paid Christmas shut down • 'Wellbeing day' - A paid day off to focus on your health & wellbeing

    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- Friday- 7am-6pm (Shifts TBA) These timings are based on the candidate being 18+. A candidate who is under that age, 40 hours will be the maximum.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our Kiddi Caru nursery is currently on the lookout for an Apprentice who would like to start a career in childcare.

As an apprentice, you will provide the highest level of care, ensuring the individual needs and safety of the children are identified and met, whilst maintaining a playful and caring attitude and atmosphere. You will be supported by your colleagues and senior members of the nursery team. You will:

  • Meet and greet parents and children
  • Completing diaries on children’s daily activities
  • To participate in the planning and preparing of activities
  • Undertake regular record keeping
  • Listening to, encouraging, enabling, stimulating and ensuring the safe keeping of the children
  • Ensure health & safety standards are maintained, hazards are quickly identified and removed, hygiene and cleanliness are upheld
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations





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

You will complete a level 3 apprenticeship standard programme with Leicester College on a day release. 

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification

Apprentices must successfully complete the Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework.

You will learn:

  • Safeguarding policies and procedures, including child protection, recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of abuse, and know how to act to protect them. Types of abuse include domestic, neglect, physical, emotional and sexual
  • How children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances such as moving school, birth of a sibling, family breakdown and adoption and care
  • When a child is in need of additional support such as where a child’s progress is less than expected. how to assess within the current early education curriculum framework using a range of assessment techniques such as practitioners observing children through their day to day interactions and observations shared by parents and/ or carers
  • Analyse and explain how children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances such as the needs of children learning English as an additional language from a variety of cultures
  • Provide learning experiences, environments and opportunities appropriate to the age, stage and needs of individual and groups of children
  • Plan and provide activities to meet additional needs, working in partnership with parents and/or carers and other professionals, where appropriate
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for example by encouraging babies and young children to consume healthy and balanced meals, snacks and drinks appropriate for their age and be physically active through planned and spontaneous activity through the day
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and other professionals to meet the needs of babies and children and enable them to progress

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You can complete Early Years Lead Practitioner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

• Heavily discounted childcare at our nurseries • Ongoing professional development, training and promotional opportunities. • Pension scheme • Complimentary uniform provided • Life Assurance x3 annual salary • Staff referral scheme

About the employer

Grandir UK, the home of Kiddi Caru and Dicky Birds Day Nurseries and Preschools was founded in 1998, the company now operates 50 nurseries in the UK providing outstanding childcare solutions to families with babies, toddlers and preschool children. Our mission is to inspire children to grow happy, smart and healthy and thrive as individuals. Good quality childcare and education is evident when the children and family are truly placed at the centre of all we do and as a well-known and sought-after employer within the childcare sector we recognise it is our people that provide exceptional education and care with every child and family at the centre of all they do.




Kirby Muxloe Day Nursery and Preschool

45 Barwell Road

Kirby Muxloe


You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Linda Barbour


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.