Early Years Educator Apprentice Daisychain Day Nursery

We are looking for that special person with a fun & outgoing personality that we can help develop into an outstanding Early Years Educator who will support children’s learning through play & nurture their development in our outdoor setting. You will be supporting with written documentation e.g., writing post it notes to record ‘wow’ moments and observations of play.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    Work is in shifts which are TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main responsibilities and duties include:

  • To assist in the provision of outstanding care for the children placed in the nursery in a way that meets their physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and developmental needs
  • To give support to other personnel within the setting and to work alongside the Early Years Nursery Practitioners/Room Leaders to implement the daily nursery routine
  • To support with written documentation e.g., writing post it notes to record ‘wow’ moments and observations of play
  • Support Practitioners/Room Leaders to record children’s day to day activities etc.
  • To contribute to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times and to help support staff with day to day domestic tasks, such as cleaning, washing up
  • To work alongside and support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To adhere to all Nursery Policies and procedures
  • Committed to undertake training in First Aid, Child Protection, and other subjects as appropriate
  • To attend staff meetings and all necessary and relevant training and to attend and support all out of working hours activities such as training, parents’ evenings, summer fairs, Christmas fairs and events, productions, and parties etc.
  • To undertake all other duties and tasks assigned by colleagues and the Management Team, to help support the business
  • Strive to Safeguard children by working to the organisation’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures

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

Paragon Skills is a leading national apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%.

Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study. This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible!

On completion of this18 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Maths and English functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Daisychain Day Nursery has lots of opportunity for personal development and progression, with various levels of Early Years Practitioners within the setting, to becoming a Room Leader and part of the Management Team. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Creative, Patience


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

About the employer

Daisychain Day Nursery is a family run private day nursery based in Norton, Stourbridge. We are a childcare setting that looks after children from birth to 5 years old. Daisychain Day Nursery has been established for over 25 years, and in that time we have looked after lots of children, who are now grown and bringing their own children along to Daisychain to experience our unique outdoor setting. We are a Day Nursery that has an outdoor ethos of learning through play.


Daisychain Day Nursery


Kempton Way, Norton


West Midlands


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Jun 2023