Early Years Educator Apprentice JOLLY GIRAFFES DAY NURSERY LTD

Working alongside staff to provide care, learning and play for the children. You will get full training and support with on the job training CPD opportunities. A passion for Early years and learning is essential. Ability to do the course alongside working full time essential. Highly motivated and the ability to do independent work.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Minimum Apprentice wage for the probationary period which will be re-assessed after the 12 weeks possibly moving up dependent on age.

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To plan, create and implement engaging activities,
  • tailored to each of your key children, to encourage their development towards key milestones
  • Observing, tracking and reflecting on learning
  • Develop and maintain strong parent/ carer partnerships
  • Promote and ensure child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding procedures and policies are followed at all times
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment on a day to day basis
  • To learn ‘on the job’ enhancing learning done through assignments as part of your Apprentice qualification

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

  • Development of skills will be supported by a workplace mentor in conjunction with one full day in college per month
  • An assessor will undertake workplace visits and will support the apprentice with their learning and employment
  • We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, skills and behavior elements of the standard, outlined below. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved
  • Will undertake a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualfication 


  • Technology
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Curriculum
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education


  • Developing strategies for support
  • Communication and team work
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess
  • Using Technology
  • Problem solving/ability to motivate pupilsOther off the job training will be monitored through the one file, Practical training, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits
  • Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments will also be coached and monitored

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To potentially become full-time employee

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 A*-C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 A*-C or equivalent) Essential
Other Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Essential

Things to consider

Transport? Travelling distances? Train station within 2 minute walk. On Leeds to Castleford line.

About the employer

We are a well-established (eighteen years now!), independent nursery and we feel that this makes us quite unique as we strive to create a true ‘home-from-home’ for our children and their parents/carers. We’re not tied to any franchise regulations so we can have great freedom to support our children’s learning, and help them reach their full potential, in our own unique way. From the moment we walk into our amazing ‘giant house’ we feel like one big Jolly family!







LS26 8RA

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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