Early Years Educator Apprentice Hollies Day Nursery

Hollies Day Nurseries are looking for enthusiastic, approachable, and fun individuals who are looking for their second step in an Early Years career. If you have a Level 2 Early Years qualification / Apprenticeship and a desire to make a difference to the youngest of peoples lives, then this could be the right opportunity for you.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 6 months on-programme, your hourly wage will rise to £8.75 per hour.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, shifts on a rota basis worked between 7.30am and 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

If you are successful in your application, Hollies Day Nurseries will support you through your Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

Your duties will include:

  • Interacting positively with children, parents, visitors, and colleagues
  • Setting up and packing away activities
  • Supporting children’s involvement in activities
  • Leading educational activities to support children’s development
  • Supporting children at nap times
  • Helping with /undertaking various cleaning tasks to ensure the environment remains hygienic
  • Helping children with their personal care needs i.e. nappy changing
  • Supporting children at snacks and mealtimes
  • Following all nursery policies and procedures, including the safeguarding policy

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

  • Early years educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice
  • The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off-the-job activities and training. On the job and off the job, training will be delivered in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is potential opportunity for ongoing employment with the nursery upon successful completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Positive Attitude, Appropriate Use of Tone, Caring, Flexible, Enthusiastic, Imaginitive, Enjoy Being with Children, Open to Constructive Criticism, High Standard of Hygiene


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 / A*-D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-3 / A*-D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years / Childcare (Grade Pass or above) Essential

About the employer

Hollies Day Nurseries is a family-operated business with 4 children's day nurseries in Nottingham.


Hollies Day Nursery


Hollies Day Nursery

2 Private Road



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Training provider



Learner Engagement Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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