Apprentice Early Years Educator – Stepping Stones Day Nursery-Washington, NE38 8NW 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 Washington opened in 1998, and is well-established in the community. Located just outside Washington town centre, it was awarded Good by Ofsted in 2023. Our warm, homely environment has age-appropriate equipment and resources to create stimulating surroundings where our dedicated team can help your child develop through a wide range of creative and sensory activities. Our large outdoor space is especially popular, with a mix of grass and rubber surfaces and activities from sand pits to mud kitchens and vegetable patches to bug gardens. Fundraising events throughout the year bring nursery and community together, and our popular stay and play sessions help parents get a flavour of nursery life and the activities your child enjoys. We also extend their learning beyond nursery, with homework bags and activities to help their development at home




Staithes Road

Pattinson Industrial Estate


NE38 8NW

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Training provider



Sally Baldwin


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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