We are looking for a level 3 apprentice to join our team, someone who is ambitious, willing and eager to learn and progress through their career. You must enjoy being with children and watching their development. You will be helping in both the classroom & outside at the Forest School.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The rate of pay will be between £5.28 and £10 per hour depending on age and experience. The salary above is based on £5.28 per hour

    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

    The nursery is open from 8am to 6pm and your working week will either be:- Mon to Fri 8am to 4.30pm or Mon to Fri 8.30am to 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include:

  • Looking after children including recognising their needs and supporting their play
  • Assisting the nursery team in providing a friendly, caring and relaxing environment in order to encourage and develop children in our care
  • Ensuring all daily routines are adhered to
  • Settling in new children and provide on-going support, liaising with parents and maintaining good communications
  • Maintaining children’s records
  • Assisting in maintaining a safe, clean environment
  • Keeping abreast of current issues and attend training as necessary
  • Contributing to and participating in team meetings/team activities
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to and implemented in the nursery
  • Respecting confidentiality within the setting
  • Communicating with parents and other visitors in a calm, friendly and efficient manner

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

Your apprenticeship will be delivered by Brighter Horizons Training.  As part of this you will complete the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator and you will be supported with upskilling in English and maths if you do not already have a GCSE grade 4/C or above or equivalent. Following successful End Point Assessment, you will be awarded the Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship.

Delivery will be through on-line zoom virtual sessions every 4-6 weeks and you will have regular support from your assessor to get you ready for your End Point Assessment.

Upskilling classes for English and maths are delivered fortnightly late afternoon/early evening.

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We will support someone who is ambitious, willing and eager to learn and progress through their career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Have a cheery disposition


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

This nursery setting is located on the A24 between the Findon and Washington roundabout. You will need to consider how you would get to us as we are located on a farm , but do have our own parking area.

About the employer

A stunning setting based in the South Downs, we are a very friendly team and love children. We are very lucky to have an outdoor environment with two forest schools, a walled garden, a greenhouse and a farm with our own donkeys.







RH20 4BA

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Training provider



Tracey Grant

07470 996053

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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