Apprentice Early Years Educator – Stepping Stones Day Nursery- Warrington, WA5 3LP STEPPING STONES NURSERIES LIMITED

This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity 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: 02 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will be reviewed at regular intervals for the successful candidate

    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 32 hours per week, Monday to Friday, covering the opening times of the setting The opening times are between 07.00-18.30 and shifts allocated on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To ensure that all children attending the nursery receive high-quality care and development in line with the EYFS.
To organise resources for nursery activities and experiences.
To assist in the growth of all children's developmental progression.
To establish a daily schedule in the nursery.
At all times, maintain a high level of cleanliness and good housekeeping in the nursery.
To have a thorough understanding of all of the Nursery's rules and procedures, and to make sure that they are followed and respected at all times.

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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?

After completing your level 3 you may be able to progress onto the Level 4.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

Our longest-running nursery having opened in 1996, Stepping Stones at Lingley Mere in Warrington is situated on Lingley Green Avenue within the Great Sankey Business Park. The nursery was awarded Outstanding by Ofsted in August 2017. We cater for children from six weeks to five years in a warm, homely environment where our dedicated team can help your child progress and develop. We’re fortunate to have a large outdoor play area with multiple surfaces available to all children at all times of day, so they can get as much fresh air as possible. We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into separate areas for the different age groups, with various sessions on offer during the week from physical activities to French lessons as well as local trips, such as zoos and museums.




Lingley Green Avenue

Great Sankey



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Training provider



Sally Baldwin


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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