Apprentice Childcare Practitioner Level 3 CALVERLEY VILLAGE DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Calverley Village Day Nursery is looking for an individual who is keen to start/continue in the childcare sector. Are you interested in looking after children and wish to gain a professional qualification and valuable experience in a friendly environment? This opportunity is for an individual wishing to progress their career in childcare.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance increases will be implemented if the learner is demonstrating commitment and dedication to the job role.

    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

    7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday - Friday. May involve some occasional weekend work. 16-18 years old will not work over 8 hours per day. Off the Job training will be given through the working week in the workplace.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents and other family members
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, fundraising events etc
  • To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery
  • To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery
  • To assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children
  • To implement the daily routine within the nursery
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the Nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected

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

The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours). This will be delivered in the workplace. Off the Job training will be given, 6 hours per week to complete all the necessary training 

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) forms part of the Early Years Pathway of the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for the Children and Young People’s workforce. Within this standard you will also complete:

  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

End point assessment (EPA) - which will comprise of two activities:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio-based professional discussion with an EPA external assessor

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once the successful candidate has completed their childcare qualifications, there will be the opportunity for internal progression within the nursery with a pay rise

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Calverley Village Day Nursery is passionate about providing quality Early Years Education and the highest standards in care and safety. An exciting opportunity has arisen for Childcare Apprentices who love caring for children and wishes to develop a career in early years’ childcare and is committed to working with a great team of staff. Calverley Village Day Nursery is registered by OFSTED under the Children’s Act 2006 to allow us to provide care for children aged three months to five years old and meets every OFSTED requirement to the highest standard. Both nurseries have the outcome of GOOD from their latest inspections.







LS28 5NF

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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