Childcare Apprentice – Level 3 (35566) THE SUNFLOWER CHILDRENS CENTRE LIMITED

The Sunflower Children’s Centre are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Level 3 Childcare Apprentice to join their friendly team. You will assist with all levels of childcare such as play activities and meal times, assist with keeping records, and helping with domestic tasks.

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

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday shift rota between 7:30am - 6pm (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Candidates must hold a Level 2 Childcare Qualification and have a valid certificate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery
  • Give support to other personnel within the nursery
  • Help to implement daily routines
  • Contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To assist in keeping records of achievement on file for parents
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Be flexible within the working practices of the nursery
  • Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. cleansing of equipment etc.
  • To ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Be aware of safeguarding at all times

How you will be supported?

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

Full in-house training provided for the role requirements.

What will happen next?

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there?

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

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

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. 

Paediatric first aid qualification. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Cheerful, Confident, Great interpersonal skills, Non-judgemental, Confidential


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
Other Level 2 early years/childcare qualification (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Day nursery providing full day care from 3 months of age. We are part of The Sunflower Group of nurseries offering innovative, flexible day nurseries based in Newton, Hyde and Ashton-Under-Lyne. and Stalybridge. We are a small unique education centre and have vacancies for part qualified staff in Hyde and Stalybridge. We promise to be the best partnership for parents and to care the best we can. We will innovate and educate and have fun along the way. Sunflower Day Nursery is an innovative day nursery offering full flexible day care and a support partnership for parents. Sunflower Group is owned and managed by Mums who want to deliver the best care possible, to innovate and educate each unique child and to ensure they have the best start in the important early years. As a paperless nursery, they have a transparent electronic learning system which enables parents to access their child's learning 24/7. Throughout the day parents receive electronic updates, enabling them to feel part of their child's day and meaning they don't miss any precious moments. Sunflower Day Nursery is a secure setting, designed to ensure children have continuous access to an outside area whatever the weather. The outdoor area provides natural surfaces and is being set up by experienced practitioners to ensure children have the correct resources to excite and engage, encouraging enthusiastic learners. The nursery offers day care for children aged between 2-5 years.




Gorse Hall Day Centre

High Street


SK15 1SE

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Training provider


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: 21 Apr 2023