Level 3 - Childcare Apprenticeship LITTLE FINGERS MONTESSORI NURSERY LTD

Working in a Childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5. You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. This Apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful. This Apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 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 30 hours, Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    24 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, 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

Little Fingers Montessori Nursery was established in 2012 in a purposely converted semidetached Edwardian house with its own private garden. They are a small, caring nursery with an enthusiastic and experienced team of Montessori teachers. Little fingers promote children’s enjoyment of learning: The nursery supports their growing independence both in everyday life and in their natural capacity to learn, and provide a stimulating environment that enables them to learn through all their senses. As an addition to the curriculum the nursery also invite specialist teachers to do extracurricular activities, such as French, Yoga and Drama, Music & Movement. Little Fingers Montessori Nursery in Barry Road, East Dulwich, has a Baby Room for 3 months to 2 year olds, one of the very few Montessori baby rooms in South London, as well as a Pre-School for 2 to 5 years olds. We regularly take children out for walks and other outings, taking advantage of all the exciting facilities on offer in Dulwich. Recent trips have included Dulwich Park, Dulwich Library, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Crystal Palace Farm and the Horniman Museum. The nursery is easily accessible by bus. Nos. 12 and 197 stop right outside the nursery and nos. 40, 176 and 185 stop nearby on Lordship Lane.






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Training provider

Swift ACI


Kirsty Mcdougall


020 3137 1470

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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