Childcare Level 3 apprenticeship HARP GROUP LIMITED

Pine Trees Nursery in Colchester are recruiting for a minimum of 3 level 3 Apprentice Nursery Practitioners. The Nursery offers in-house staff development programs. They encourage staff to continue their professional development.

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2023

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

    Shift work, Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17.30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Safeguarding the children, including caring for them and supervising them at all times
  • Liaise with and form strong partnerships with parents, including taking part in development progress review meetings and providing daily feedback to parents and carers
  • Take on key worker responsibilities including observing and planning for children's needs, providing exciting and stimulating activities based on the next steps for children
  • Tracking children's progress 
  • Adhering to the nursery policies and procedures at all times

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator standard:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could progress to a permanent position upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

At Pine Trees Nursery there is simply no other job quite like this one. By giving our staff the right training and resources, they will stay passionate about their role. We believe that passionate staff are our greatest resource. We invest in our staff and know that they will care for the children to the best of their ability.




4 William Harris Way



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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