Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice LIMES COURT NURSERY SCHOOL LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to join the fabulous team at Limes Court Nursery in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, to complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship. As an apprentice, you will work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    From 1 April 2023, the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices will be £5.28 per hour, an annual income of £10,492.40 for a 40 hour week.

    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

    40 working hours are spread across four days per week, Monday to Friday. Shifts are set weekly TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprentice, you will:

  • Work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the nursery
  • Be part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of qualified staff
  • Communicate professionally and courteously with colleagues, children, parents and visitors
  • Be flexible over shift patterns to ensure that the nursery is functioning safely at all times and complying with safe standards at work
  • Ensure a safe environment for children, parents and visitors in accordance with policies and procedures and the Health & Safety Act at Work 1974

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

The apprenticeship is delivered as work-based learning, with monthly face to face or online meetings with an appointed skills coach to ensure you make excellent progress throughout the programme. Six off the job hours are allowed per week to complete work set and log knowledge, skills and behaviours achieved.

Qualifications will include:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Functional Skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is an opportunity for full time employment on successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4-9 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4-9 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years (Grade Full Level 2 Qualification) Essential

About the employer

Limes Court Nursery School is conveniently located in the heart of Tettenhall village. It has been lovingly set up by Jennie McMahon, a highly experienced Early Years Practitioner and local mother of three children, with over 22 years’ experience in early years education, experience of a range of educational settings and extensive experience working with children with additional needs. The nursery provides a varied, stimulating, and nurturing environment where children feel happy and secure and are well supported in achieving their goals and potential.




6 Limes Court

Upper Green



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Training provider



Sarah Jones


01902 570111

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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