Apprentice Nursery Practitioner LITTLE EXPLORERS DAYCARE LTD

This apprenticeship is ideal for those who enjoy early years learning and development. This is a great opportunity for people who have excellent communication skills and are passionate about how children learn and play through the early stages of development.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week across alternating shifts (times TBC).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working as a Little Explorers Nursery Apprentice you will:

  • Provide stimulating learning activities across all areas of the Early Years curriculum for parents and children from birth to five years.
  • Assist in observation and assessment of children’s progress, evaluating provision to ensure it is of a high quality.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment for children and parents, ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Work as part of a team, supporting colleagues.
  • Take part in delivering an integrated service alongside other professionals. 

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

Over the course of 18 months, you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare and wellbeing principles for children (these modules may differ).

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be the potential for a permanent role with progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Passion for childcare, Interest in early years, Teamwork, Outgoing and friendly, Approachable, Polite and professional, Some experience with children, Reliable and punctual, Hardworking, Kind and fair, Able to work under pressure, Fun and playful, Supportive, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Benefits to staff include 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) pro rata, a flexible rota system and regular company events.

About the employer

We are a growing nursery in Kingsbury, NW9. We provide childcare for babies to 4 year olds. We are extremely passionate about providing exceptional care for the children at the nursery.




22 Hay Lane



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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