Early Years Apprentice - Level 3 Rising Stars Day-care

The Childcare apprenticeship is for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor from SWIFT Childcare as well as a mentor within the nursery. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful. This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the childcare sector.

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Closing date: 17 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Apprentices are required to be flexible to meet the needs of the business, and punctuality is key. Working as part of a team and using own initiative are essential. The average working week will be between 30-40 hours, Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision.
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun.
  • Assisting in meeting OFSTED requirements.
  • Being a team player.
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for children appropriately.
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery.
  • Supporting children’s learning and development.
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs. Being creative and enthusiastic.
  • Following safeguarding rules and regulations.

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

Level 3 - Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator - Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. Apprentices must successfully evidence a First Aid qualification approved by EYFS.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a  position upon successful completion.   

Other prospects could include applying for :

  • Room Leader Positions
  • Possible Management training
  • Springboard into Primary Education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship to meet the criteria to pass the Apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. Training will take place in the workplace You will need to attend online training with your Assessor for your 13-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

This position is for Rising Stars Day-care in Thamesmead London. Rising Stars Day-care nurseries are OFSTED registered and open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. Their primary aim is to provide a safe, nurturing atmosphere, as they strongly believe children thrive independently whilst learning and developing through play and exploration. A team that is highly qualified and experienced, which includes a Qualified Teacher with the over 3s, plans a wide variety of activities around the Early Years Foundation Stage. Rising Stars Day care is an independent childcare provider committed to innovation that goes beyond the normal standards of pre-school childcare and development. The nursery "Good OFSTED Report", shows the nurseries are heading for outstanding. The Rising Stars team makes inclusion a thread which runs through all of the activities in the nursery. Our qualified Special Needs team work in partnership with parents and other professional agencies in meeting the children’s additional needs. Our adaptable environment provides the support for children to reach their full potential without experiencing disadvantage or discrimination due to a disability or Special Need.


Rising Stars Day-care


Rising Stars Day Care

109 Templar Drive


SE28 8PF

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Training provider



Kirsty Mcdougall


020 3137 1470

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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