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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 1ST CHOICE DAY NURSERY

We are recruiting a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious apprentice to join us. You will be based at one of our London nurseries and receive excellent training and support from our dedicated team.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 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

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm with a 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be a co-key person in maintaining children's learning journeys if appropriate.
  • To support the maintenance of objective, accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning.
  • To support the planning and organizing of activities and experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning.
  • To maintain a basic up to date knowledge of child development and the early years curriculum.
  • To support the nursery staff in working in partnership with parents, both formally and informally.
  • To communicate and engage with children to support their speech and language development using different methods i.e., Makaton, Pecs.
  • To communicate effectively with members of the Nursery Team.
  • To welcome parents to the nursery in a cheerful and friendly manner.
  • Child Protection, Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of the Child.
  • To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the nursery is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protect concerns to the person in charge.
  • To support the management of children’s behaviour and routines in line with policies and guidelines.
  • To undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the nursery, maintaining a cleaning routine under the direction of the Nursery Leadership Team.
  • To work within Equal Opportunities Policy and contribute to maintaining an inclusive environment.

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard. All learning will be done remotely. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Kind, Pro-active, Friendly


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

Things to consider

Benefits: -30% Oyster discount for year one -NUS Apprentice extra card Safeguarding, Prevent & Equal Opportunities: Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

About the employer

We have a high-quality standard of staff with a wealth of experience and many years of knowledge in the Early Years Sector. When providing the best childcare in your area, we promise parents that every single child will enjoy a one-of-a-kind, exciting and inspiring learning experience that will give them the right foundation and skills they need ready to start school.






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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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