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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner SHINE CHILDCARE LIMITED

To provide the highest level of care and education by creating a warm, friendly and stimulating environment in which children develop emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually through individual attention and group activities.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 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

    Monday - Friday inclusive between hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Implement and promote all Nursery policies and procedures
  • Undertake a proactive key person role and build positive relationships with parents / carers and other professionals to support the individual needs of every child
  • Provide a secure, caring, friendly and stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • Contribute to the planning and develop enriching activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • Ensure children’s records are maintained and kept up to date including records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Act as a positive practice role model to ensure that the Nursery’s values are maintained
  • Maintain high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness at all times
  • Ensure that all rooms and outside areas are clean and tidy after use
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, and observe and follow the health and safety policy and procedures at all times
  • Liaise with parents and carers, keeping them informed of activities undertaken, their child’s progress with these activities, as well as the child’s general development and wellbeing
  • Be sensitive and responsive to the needs of children, parents and carers and other members of staff
  • Support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • Demonstrate initiative and get involved at all times to make a difference to the quality of care that the Nursery provides
  • Feedback any issues or opportunities identified around the site that could impact on the quality of care provided
  • Support team in the upkeep of base rooms, displays, resources, etc.
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, visitors and work colleagues
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Be aware of the high reputation of the setting and uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside
  • Work as part of a team to ensure good communication
  • Attend and participate in out of work activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent events / consultation
  • Be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as reasonably requested by line management

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

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Apprentices must successfully complete the Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (
Review of standard.

The Suitable cnaidate will work towards a Level 3 in Early Years Educator.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be discussed on completion of the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Knowledge quality learning, Awareness of Health & Safety, Understanding of Safeguarding, Good level of numeracy, Good level of literacy, Ability to write reports, Willingness to learn, Reliability and trustworthy, A creative thinker, Flexibility, Commitment


GCSE or equivalent Math's and English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

A Place For Children To Shine Housed in a converted church in Lowerhouses, Little Angels Nursery in Huddersfield is rated Good, by Ofsted. This is thanks to our fantastic staff and facilities; providing best in class childcare to the local area. Within the nursery we care for children from birth to 5 years of age. We also have a Holiday Club and Out of School Club catering for primary school age children. We use our knowledge of child development to create individual learning programmes for all of the children in our care. We are proud to be regarded among the best nurseries in Huddersfield.




Lowerhouses Lane,



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Training provider



Madeline Oxby


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023