Early years Educator Apprenticeship RAINBOW WOOD DAY NURSERY LTD

The purpose of a Nursery Practitioner, is to create and maintain safe, and welcoming learning environments for the children. They are responsible for a group of Key Children with whom they will understand support and work with to provide fantastic learning opportunities.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6.00pm (shift pattern to be agreed at interview)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children
  • To be aware of Rainbow Wood’s policies and procedures and ensure these are adhered to
  • To be responsible for the welfare of all children in your designated room, organising systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care.
  • To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with safeguarding, child protection and whistle-blowing policies
  • To understand child to staff ratio’s and ensure that these are maintained at all times
  • To reflect on practices and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day
  • To plan and set up a range of interesting activities
  • To lead observations and the for the children and lead activities followed by observations for the assessment of children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively - including sharing information for when needed to get the children the appropriate level of support if needed
  • To develop genuine bonds with key children and support and monitor colleagues to sensitively fulfil their key person responsibilities
  • To work in partnership with all parents/carers, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life

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

Level 3 Early years Educator Apprenticeship Standard 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Rainbow Wood encourages children as individuals, listens and respects their needs. We provide them with a safe, interactive environment to learn and grow, preparing them for their school years. We allow children to freely access the outdoors and teach them to respect and cherish the world we live in. Rainbow Wood believes that nursery life should be a partnership with your home and we welcome parental involvement at every stage.




60-61 Roman Way Industrial Estate




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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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