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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship FIRST STEP DAYCARE & NURSERY LTD

A local Nursery in Plumstead is looking for an Apprentice Early Years Educator to join their growing team, assisting in activities whilst studying towards Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 7am to 7pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Planning and assisting in activities such as arts and crafts, and learning & development, and during playtime with the children
  • Helping children to learn numeracy and literacy skills
  • Feeding and changing babies
  • Record accidents in the accident book
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping, ensure the working environment is safe
  • Follow the nursery policies and procedures
  • Able to work and perform under stress
  • Able to write reports and keep them accurate and updated
  • Must have excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Functional Skills maths and English if required
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the successful candidate, there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

First Step Nursery & Daycare is a warm and friendly setting that welcomes children from age 3 months to 5 years old. We are a multicultural nursery set over 2 floors in a custom designed building with a fitted lift to enhance accessibility for all. We have 24-hour CCTV in operation in all our classrooms, playground and outside the nursery. There is a large enclosed soft tiled playground, which has been divided into sections to accommodate our different age groups. We ensure that all our nursery staffs are highly qualified nursery practitioners, and all are CRB checked. Our staffs hold relevant childcare qualifications up to degree level. All our staffs hold a Paediatric First Aid qualification.







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Training provider



Eddie Ogunbor


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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