Apprentice Early Years Educator – Stepping Stones Day Nursery-Rothwell-LS26 0PH 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


    the successful candidate the wage 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

    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: 32.0

  • 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 is the opportunity to be offered ongoing employment and progression

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

About the employer

Stepping Stones at Rothwell opened in 2009 and serves the local area and beyond, with excellent transport links making it easily accessible from Leeds city centre. The nursery was awarded Good by Ofsted in 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. Our large outdoor space is sectioned into appropriate age ranges, with everything from sand pits to mud kitchens and vegetable patches to construction sites. It’s open in all weathers, with waterproof clothing available and a canopy for sunny days. We always have a good mix of ages and divide our spaces into different age groups. Your child also has a key person to provide comfort and reassurance, who’ll tell you about everything they’ve done during their fun-filled day.




135 Wood Lane



LS26 0PH

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Training provider



Sally Baldwin


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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