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Apprentice Early Years Educator – Barnsley ,S70 5TF CORNERSTONE NURSERIES LTD

Apprentice Early Years Educator required at High Acres Day Nursery in Barnsley, S70 5TF. We are looking for someone with a love of working with children where you will gain an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification. You must have previous experience of working with children and have the Childcare Level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 10 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

    Working 40 hours a week, your rota will cover the Nursery's opening hours Monday to Friday; however, your start and finish times may vary week to week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery
  • To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery
  • To assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children
  • To implement the daily routine within the nursery
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping 
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the Nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected 

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 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

High Acres Day Nursery was established in 2019 and is located in the village of Birdwell, Barnsley S70, with easy links to the M1 motorway. Our nursery is incorporated into 3 warm and welcoming rooms which all provide the continuous provision of indoor and outdoor learning as they all have individual access to our fantastic play areas. High Acres boast 2 large outdoor areas, which both have natural grass and encompassing learning opportunities for all our children. Our home planting within our growing patch gives children the knowledge and understanding of the foods they are eating and gives them the opportunity to engage in conversations about healthy living, we are then able use our home grown resources in our everyday menus. The forest school area is a place where your children can experience natural learning through activities such as getting involved within our mini beast hunt, being creative in our mud kitchen and developing their problem solving skills at our cascading water wall. We have a large private car park on site just off the main road in front of our newly refurbished building. You will be welcomed in our reception area by your branch manager who will give you guided tour of the building and introduce you to the High Acres team.




252 Sheffield Rd



S70 5TF

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Training provider



Sally Baldwin


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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