Apprentice Early Years Educator – Stepping Stones Day Nursery-Mirfield-WF14 9JG 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


    for the successful candidate the wage structure will be reviewed at regular intervals

    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 a 32 hour week, Monday to Friday , covering the opening times of the setting The opening times are 07.00- 18.30 and will be on a rota basis

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    13 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?

  • For the successful candidate there may be the opportunity for ongoing employment and progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, 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

Stepping Stones at Mirfield in West Yorkshire opened in 2007, and is situated within a residential area close to local schools. The nursery is perfectly located for local residents, parents and carers, and was awarded Good by Ofsted in 2018. We cater for children from six weeks to five years in a warm, homely environment where our close and dedicated team can help your child progress and develop. Our large outdoor space is especially popular, with a rubber surface perfect for year-round use so the children can get as much fresh air as possible, with waterproof clothing also available for inclement weather. We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into separate age groups. Our experienced team fully understands every parent’s anxieties, and builds close relationships so every child and their family feels secure and settled.




Valley House



WF14 9JG

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Training provider



Sally Baldwin


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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