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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Culverdene Day Nursery

Culverdene Day Nursery have an exciting opportunity for two apprentices to join their team. The Nursery is located on Grainger Park Road in the West End of Newcastle. The nursery strive to provide an inclusive, secure, environment where each child feels valued and happy. Your role will include supervising activities and providing high-quality care.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 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

    30 hours between the hours of 7am-6:30pm, Monday to Friday. Shifts will be confirmed and will offer flexibility. May be the opportunity for additional hours.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties:

  • Meeting with training providers and completing assignments on time.
  • To attend team meetings and participate in sharing ideas.
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery.
  • To attend all training relevant to the role and deemed appropriate.
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role.
  • Contribute to good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery.
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers.

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

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Early Years Educator.
  • Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Educator.
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or complete a first aid course delivered by one of the following types of organisations as per the EYFS requirements.
  • Training will be delivered in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is a full time post available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade Grade 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Any successful applicants will need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check for criminal records before a formal offer for the job.

About the employer

Culverdene Day Nursery is located on Grainger Park Road in the West End of Newcastle. The nursery strive to provide an inclusive, secure, environment where each child feels valued and happy. We provide high quality play based learning to give each child the foundations they need to become successful, confident learners and each child is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Our focus is to create a home from home environment, where children are nurtured and supported to discover and develop their natural curiosity of the world around them.


Culverdene Day Nursery





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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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