Level 3 Early years/Nursery practitioner apprentice NEW LONGTON VILLAGE PLAYGROUP

We are a small charity nursery in New Longton and have been here 57 years. Our beautiful rural surroundings provide us with excellent situation for our nursery. We are looking for someone who is ready to take on the challenges of a small but very busy nursery, must be motivated to learn about childcare and love working in all aspects of childcare.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 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 - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To liaise with room leaders, duty of care of all our children, ability to use own initiative whilst following Nursery policies and procedures. Duties to include:

  • Caring for the children
  • Reading, playing and inspiring young minds
  • Helping room leaders with activities and lunchtime and snack time routines
  • Contributing to everyone enjoying their time at nursery

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

Early years educator, level 3.

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace.

You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion, and observation throughout your training.

You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing, and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

You will also undertake a relevant Paediatric First Aid qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to further qualifications in childcare.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Ability to interact with child, willing to learn, Enjoy a challenge, Calm and motivated, Nurturing


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

We are a small charity nursery, based in New Longton and have been here 57 years. Our beautiful rural surroundings provide us with excellent situation for our Nursery.








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Training provider



Charlotte Ward


01772 643007

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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