Level 3 Early Years apprenticeship ST JOHN'S NURSERY LTD

We are looking for a bright individual to join our tight knit team, you will be working with children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. Duties will include, providing an excellent range of activities, preparation of food for breakfast, snacks and afternoon tea and assisting with clearing away food and washing pots, including use of the dishwasher. Our nursery offers a range of activities within the extensive facilities. Earn up to £10 per hour and gain your Level 3 Early Years qualification!

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    30% discount off Oyster card

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • To assist the chef with the Kids Planet Food Management System and running of the nursery kitchen
  • To engage in all elements of your apprenticeship programme

Key Areas:

  • Food hygiene and cleanliness
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Control and management of food allergens and dietary requirements
  • Due diligence - evidencing controls by documenting everything you do
  • Working by Kids Planet company values and our code of ethics

Main Duties:

  • Attend all internal training and work with the chef in gaining the competencies outlined in the Food Management System Training Pack
  • Work with the chef and nursery manager in preparation of weekly menu's, catering for all children, taking account of any special dietary needs
  • Assist with the management if food allergens in the kitchen, helping to ensure controls are implemented
  • Assist with food preparation, cooking and serving at correct temperatures
  • Assist with maintaining adequate stores and food stuffs in appropriate storage conditions
  • Assist with food ordering and stocktaking
  • Assist with kitchen cleaning according to the kitchen cleaning schedule, including schedules for cleaning equipment and appliances
  • Assist with clearing away food and washing pots, including use of the dishwasher
  • Be vigilant as to your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of others in the workplace
  • Ensure your own personal hygiene is impeccable


  • Adhere to the company procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required from time to time
  • Ensure the company's Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid Training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate can possibly progress into employment or onto further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

St John’s Nursery has operated from St John’s Church Hall in Palmers Green for over 50 years and has been enjoyed by generations of families within the local residential area. The nursery is located with easy access to local community schools, libraries, transport and shops. We provide care and education for young children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. Our nursery offers a range of activities within the extensive facilities. Our two halls and an outdoor area enable young children to experience a full of activities with the aim of enriching and enhancing their development in a safe enclosed environment with professional supervision.




1 Bourne Hill


N13 4DA

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sabreena Valydon


07495 464797

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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