Level 3 Nursery Apprentice - Southampton Highfield Nursery School

This apprenticeship opportunity will offer you the chance to work across all ages from 0-5 years. This will give you a broad set of skills which you can then enhance as a practitioner on completion of your apprenticeship!

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    30 hours per week £4.81 per hour

    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

    30 hours per week. Monday to Friday. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Nursery Apprentice, you will contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children.

Your role will include you providing an environment where children can learn through fun, whilst stimulating their imagination through activities which allow them to develop through all of their senses. You will be vigilant of their wellbeing and safety and ensure that the physical environment that they are in is safe for them.

You will follow the EYFS to ensure that the nursery continues to follow the regulations set out by Ofsted.

This is a small, family run nursery offering a homely feel whilst allowing the children to learn, develop and grow within a safe environment.

Your daily duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Creating warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Under supervision you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding

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 catch-ups, 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. Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English is available, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The intention of this apprenticeship is to offer a permanent position on completion to the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills


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

Things to consider

All candidates must be able to commute to Portswood on a daily basis.

About the employer

Welcome to Highfield Nursery School, an exceptional nursery and pre-school located in the Portswood Residents' Gardens Conservation Area in Highfield, Southampton.We care for and educate children aged from 12 weeks to eight years, providing a variety of services ranging from full day care, morning/afternoon sessions, before/after school and holiday care.


Highfield Nursery School


34 Brookvale Road, Highfield


SO17 1QR

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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: 21 Apr 2023