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Apprentice Early Years Educator OAKFIELD NURSERY SCHOOL LTD

An excellent opportunity is available to apply for an Apprenticeship in a well-established nursery offering high quality childcare provision. Located in Altrincham, the nursery is looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is passionate about working with children.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Between £12,000 & £15,000 depending on age and experience

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 7.45am - 6.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To care for children in the Nursery in a kind and consistent way, to provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment which engages children in play and learning to reflect their individual needs and stages of development in all areas (as documented in the EYFS).

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure safety and supervision for the children at all times. (Staff must provide constant supervision of all children allocated to them, that is, a child is never left alone or left to be supervised by another child or parent at any time)
  • To identify and meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of children
  • To provide a secure, loving, caring and stimulating environment for each individual child
  • To take care of the children physically and encourage awareness of personal hygiene
  • To work in a positive manner with colleagues, sharing best practice to ensure better outcomes for children
  • To demonstrate (through role modelling) good manners and respect for others, both children and adults
  • To share positive information about the children with their parents, in a professional, friendly manner
  • To maintain upkeep of individual Developmental Profiles of children you are key carer to
  • To attend and be involved in any out of work-time activities such as staff meetings, Parents’ Evenings, training sessions (as required), and if possible, attend social staff events
  • To be aware of and implement all our Policies and Procedures
  • To take part in mealtimes (serving, feeding etc.) and ensure that mealtimes are positive times of pleasant social sharing
  • To share cleaning responsibilities (in accordance with the Cleaning Specification Manual) and ensure safety and hygiene of the environment and toys / resources / equipment
  • To ensure that children who are unwell are kept close, warm (cooled if they have a high temperature), calm and content
  • To record accidents and incidents as per policies and procedures
  • To be flexible to the daily business demands of the nursery, including working hours and room / kitchen / dining room assignments
  • To be aware of and provide, equal opportunities throughout the nursery
  • To treat any information of matters relating to the work within the nursery as confidential
  • To be available for meetings and appraisals with the Director / Managers etc. to participate in training activities for personal and professional development

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Knowledge of child development, Previous experience, Punctual, Willingness to be trained, Flexible approach to work, Well presented and polite, Trustworthy, Hardworking, Honest, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C / 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C / 9-4) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Childcare Diploma/NVQ (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

DBS check is essential for this role.

About the employer

Oakfield is a stand-alone, second generation, family owned and managed nursery school. Founded in 1968, it is one of the longest established, private nurseries in the country. Over the years the nursery has achieved many awards and accolades, most recently gaining the national award of NDNA's 'Nursery of the Year in UK 2014'. The nursery was also voted 'Best Individual Nursery in Great Britain' in 2008 and was a finalist in NMT's 'Best Nursery Team' in 2012. Oakfield gained an overall 'Outstanding' at our last Ofsted inspection in 2009.






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Training provider



Abbie Thomson


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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