Apprentice Early Years Educator Level 3 - Reading Dickory Docks Educational Day Nursery

Dickory Docks Nursery are looking for a passionate apprentice to join their friendly and supportive team. The role requires individuals to help support the daily routine of the nursery, for example, setting out activities, engaging with children, helping with mealtimes, sleep routines, cleaning of resources and keeping up to date with course work.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £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

    Monday - Friday. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Dickory Docks Day Nursery are a large day nursery, located in Tilehurst, Reading. We cater for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years and would like a Level 3 apprentice to join their team.

This role includes:

  • Sharing in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in the nursery
  • Assisting in the daily domestic management of the nursery, including ensuring the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times
  • Contributing to the planning and implementation of appropriate programmes of activities for the children
  • Ensuring all record keeping on the child’s development is in-line with the nursery’s policies and procedures, and to respect the confidentiality of any information received
  • Liaising with parents and encouraging their involvement in the aims of the nursery and in all aspects of their child’s/children’s care
  • Helping children with feeding, changing clothes, toileting etc.
  • Ensuring each child is collected 

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Paediatric First Aid certificate
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Dickory Docks Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a level 3 early years educator programme, delivered through Dickory Docks Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We can offer long term employment and continued development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

A DBS will need to be completed by the employer.

About the employer

We are a large day nursery, located in Tilehurst, Reading. We cater for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years. We also have a Holiday Club, that caters for children up to the age of 8 years old, and opens outside of the grant term dates. We provide care over 51 weeks, and close Bank Holidays and for 1 week between Christmas and New Year.


Dickory Docks Educational Day Nursery


Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire

Reading, Berkshire

RG30 4EX

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023