Early Years Educator Apprentice Footsteps Nursery School

To work as a part of the nursery team under the direction of the managers to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children.

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Closing date: 09 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To help to set up the room for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of a session
  • To work with the children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation, liaising with staff ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • Working to the best of your ability at all times

Work as part of a team following our positive teamwork guidelines:

  • Display a cooperative and positive attitude
  • Offer solutions to team problems, not complaints
  • Support team members’ ideas & suggestions
  • Offer to assist others when time is available
  • Make positive comments about team members
  • Ask for others’ ideas & demonstrate consideration of others
  • Assist other team members when they ask for help
  • To advise the managers of any concerns e.g., over children, parents, or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To attend staff meetings as necessary
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff learned as part of the job. This includes online networking and forums and all eyLog data

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

Full in-house training provided towards the successful completion of the Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (Work-based)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or complete a first aid course
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 2 if applicable

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent position within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

This position will be 38 weeks a year, term time only.

About the employer

Footsteps first opened in Bromham, in 2001 as Footsteps Pre-School. We (Sarah and Sally, Footsteps owners, and managers) were friends and professional Nursery Nurses as well as being parents of small children. With the closure of a preschool in Bromham we saw the chance to open our own establishment, offering the quality of child care we wanted for our own children but were unable to find. We first opened Footsteps in the guide hall in Bromham, in 2001. It wasn’t our own space but with some amazing staff and a beautiful bluebell woods as part of the setting, we grew and grew. In 2010 we were given the opportunity to design, and move into our own purpose-built premises, expanding to add a baby room and becoming Footsteps Nursery. From the beginning we have used our training, working knowledge and personal experience of childcare to make Footsteps the best nursery for any child, and one we would, and have, sent our own children too. To our testament, we have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted since day one.


Footsteps Nursery School





MK43 8UE

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Training provider



Courtney Bishop


01604 230371

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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