Apprentice Early years Educator- The Pelican Nursery Pre-school - SE11 5DU THE PELICAN NURSERY LIMITED

The Pelican nursery has an opportunity for a Level 2 qualified Apprentice to progress to your Level 3 childcare qualification while also gaining valuable job experience. Various duties, such as activities with the children and ensuring their safety, will be completed throughout this apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    You will work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To provide high quality care and education to the children by:

  • Inputting into curriculum planning and working with the children using a wide variety of exercise/activities, toys, and equipment (that are age appropriate) to stimulate and support children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development
  • Deploying your time and skills to offer all the children the attention they need. High levels of communication and encouragement when working alongside the children

Communication Duties:

  • To communicate thoroughly with other staff and work well within the team
  • To liaise with and build relationships with parents and carer and provide daily informal feedback at pick up/ drop off
  • To keep any information regarding children their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job fully confidential at all times
  • To understand and work within the nursery policies and procedures at all times
  • Adaptability - you may need to cover across different areas of the nursery, within the 6 months to 2 years age range

Administrative duties:

To help prepare and set up the nursery before the children arrive and help tidy when they leave.

To ensure a safe environment for children and adults in the nursery including:

  • Checking the equipment is well maintained and safe to use
  • Ensuring good hygiene standards are withheld
  • Ensuring the safety procedures for fire drill, arrival/departure of children and during session time are met
  • Keeping regular records in first aid, accident, incident books as necessary
  • Punctual and reliable
  • A good standard of written work is required both for coursework and completing observations on children
  • You will train alongside a team of long-standing qualified staff team, who will support you with your learning and development

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in
    Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the successful candidate, subject to employer needs, there may be the opportunity for further employment and progression upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

About us Our mission is to set a new standard in the style and quality of childcare through safe, caring and stimulating environments with carers and teachers who actively encourage creativity, learning and play. When my oldest daughter Amy, then aged 2, started at our local Montessori Nursery, I was witness to an extraordinary transformation; within weeks she was flourishing in terms of her confidence, self-esteem and happiness. It was an experience that made a huge impression on me and, years later, prompted a long period of retraining and chasing the dream of setting up my own nursery with my wife, Shirley. The Pelican Nursery opened its doors in 2007 to two eager toddlers and has grown to the point where we now have over ninety children across our two sites. Over the years we have worked with the children of hundreds of local families and had the wonderful opportunity to share with their parents both the joy and the challenges that babies and pre-schoolers bring.




286A Kennington Road


SE11 5DU

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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