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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice - Ashington The Nursery Family

An incredible opportunity to start your childcare career with a friendly, 'Outstanding' Ofsted rated nursery with a high salary and exceptional benefits available!

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.00 per hour

  • Working week

    30 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist the Room Leader, Deputy Manager & Manager in the day to day running of the setting.

Your daily duties will include but not be limited to;

-To provide a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities
-To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children
-To undertake a key worker role with specific children
-To work as part of a team and support colleagues
-To provide the best possible care and stimulation for the children of the setting, meeting their physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs in a non-discriminatory manner
-To liaise with parents and encourage their involvement in the aims of the setting and in all aspects of their child’s care
-To provide and maintain records as necessary and appropriate
-To support key workers and to maintain records appropriately
-To lead in activities with the children encouraging independence and self esteem
-To attend training courses, to ensure that modern innovative and forward looking practices are maintained and to allow for personal career development
-To carry out appropriate programme of activity for the under 5’s relevant to their age and stage of development in accordance to the Early Years Foundation Stage
-To assist in the domestic management of the setting ensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times
-To work effectively as part of a team
-To participate fully in the daily routines of individual rooms and to follow the guidance and instructions of the senior staff
-To support, compile and maintain regular progress developmental records for key workers, making sure that records are accurate, signed and dated supported by room leader, deputy and manager
-To develop good working relationships with parents and encourage parental interest and participation in the life of the setting
-To comply with regulations stipulated by Ofsted and the Company
-To monitor and develop your own professional and personal learning needs
-To undertake further education to develop skills and experience
Any other duties from time to time to be defined by the manager


Benefits include;

Probably the highest nursery salaries locally!
Everyone gets a yearly review
Bonus schemes – everyone benefits
The coolest inductions scheme ever – you’ll feel part of the family on day one!
Come join our family and if you need childcare we’ll give you 50% off
We can fuel your ambition. We promote within the family
Long service awards
Your birthday – your day off
Be a superhero and get £50 of high street vouchers
After 5 years with the family, how about a mini break on us, and after 10 years we’ll send you away on an all expenses weekend trip
Christmas party, NMT awards – we love a party and celebrate pretty much anything
Be a Shining Star and enjoy rewards and gifts at our annual awards festival
We have our own social media app so you can stay in touch with ALL your family members
We buy YOU lunch whilst you’re at work

Working hours are 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

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

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catchups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study. This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 18-month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 3 Early Years Educator.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continue through the career related Apprenticeship Training Programmes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade G/1) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade G/1) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Founded in 2012, The Nursery Family provides high quality care and education for children from 3 months to 5 years in our six nurseries located in West Sussex and Hampshire.Through employing only the brightest and best practitioners and offering constant personal and professional development we are proud to have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted and awarded 10 out of 10 on the parent review site


The Nursery Family


London Road


West Sussex

RH20 3JR

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Oct 2022