Apprentice Early Years Educator MRS KAREN M RICHARDS

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in building a career in childcare to develop their knowledge and skills whilst working within a friendly and supportive setting. Duties include ensuring children are supported within a safe and caring environment, under close staff supervision.

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Closing date: 02 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

    Shifts of a maximum of 8 hours per day between 7.30am and 6.00pm (30 minute unpaid lunch break per day) Monday –Friday (shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice your role will require you to:

  • Assist staff to ensure children’s individual care plans, need and routines are met
  • Provide and support stimulating activities to enhance children’s development
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members
  • Make a positive contribution towards new ideas for activities and displays
  • Carry out domestic duties to ensure the smooth running of the setting
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents
  • Assisting children at meal times and preparing a hygienic environment
  • Help to provide children with stimulating activities that relate to their interests, and which promote development linking to the Early Years Foundation Stage

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

  • The qualification you will receive is a Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 in maths and English, must achieve these prior to end point assessment
  • Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employe 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
  • First Aid Training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity for ongoing permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Trustworthy, Empathetic, Warmly, Good work ethic, High standards of care, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 - 9 or equivalent (A* - C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4 - 9 or equivalent (A* - C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Childcare (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider the location of this vacancy and whether you can realistically travel there daily.

About the employer

We are a small, private nursery group dedicated to providing the highest standards of childcare and Early Years education. All three of our settings have been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, a tribute to the dedication and hard work of our caring staff team. Our private nursery group is bespoke-designed at each site and perfect for providing full day-care to children aged between 6 weeks and 8 years.




Shephards Corner



NG12 2JZ

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Training provider



The Learner Engagement Team

0330 002 6266

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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