Early Years Educator Apprentice 9 Months Nursery

To be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as a nursery assistant and contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly, and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly wage will increase to £5.28 from April 2023

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm (Split shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Read and understand all policies and procedures and staff induction pack in your first week
  • Assist in meeting all the emotional, physical, and social needs of the children whilst they are present at 9 months nursery
  • Encourage and promote the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, and moral development of each individual child
  • Provide children / babies with a warm, safe, and caring environment to learn and grow in
  • Assist with maintaining daily records regarding feeding and sleeping patterns of children
  • To assist the practitioners in meeting the next steps and completing learning journals
  • To follow instruction of the keyworkers when necessary
  • Encourage and enable children to be as independent as possible
  • Attend training workshops / meetings during working hours organised by the apprenticeship company
  • Carry out coursework and maintain deadlines in relation to qualification out of working hours
  • Work in partnership with parents, in maintaining curriculum and reaching developmental goals
  • Listen to parental needs and establish communicative, fair relationships with them
  • Participate in fortnightly staff meetings, in order to assess progress within the nursery and discuss future goals
  • Be aware of and maintain all nursery policies and procedures
  • Assist at all meal and snack times, to include serving and clearing away meals, maintaining hygiene standards throughout
  • Prepare activities for the following day under the instruction of the keyworker when necessary
  • Maintain awareness of EYFS and updates throughout the year.
  • Be an efficient and effective member of the team

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

  • You will be working towards your Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification, with the support of your LMP Education Tutor and your workplace mentor
  • You will have monthly reviews with your tutor at LMP Education and all training sessions (1 per week) will be delivered remotely online via teams 
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This is a great start to your career if you are looking to get into the sector
  • Potential to secure a full-time position upon completion on the apprenticeship, depending on availability and performance within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication 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 or above or Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

DBS Check required.

About the employer

9 months was established as a high-quality Day Nursery in 2001, offering an exceptional service to parents and superior facilities for children of all ages. We are continuously striving to preserve these high standards in care & education. Since opening we have always received good OFSTED inspections, the last inspector noted ‘Staff provide children with a wide variety of experiences to extend their learning and support their good progress. For example, they have weekly visits to the local library to borrow books that support children’s interests in the nursery.’


9 Months Nursery


30A The Grove



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Training provider



Poppy Drury


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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