Level 3 Early Years Apprentice Toad Hall

This is an incredible opportunity to work within a caring and nurturing environment where you can help children develop and flourish. This is an opportunity to bring stories to life and develop a young child’s imagination.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Company Bonus Scheme Increasing annual leave with each complete year of service up to a maximum of 33 days (including Bank/Public Holidays) Your birthday off, or a Christmas shopping day off, after one full year of service

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Being aware and demonstrating a clear understanding of your own role and areas of responsibility
  • To support children’s learning and development with children from all age ranges of the Early Years
  • To support children’s development skills, working to plan activities, recording observations and their progress
  • To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practice
  • Once confident in role, to assume the role of a key person to a group of children and work in partnership with parents / carers, catering for all children’s individual needs, observing, planning and evaluating development activities, keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
  • Attending staff meetings and any training that is in house
  • To regularly update the children's daily diaries
  • To ensure that the ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the wall displays and decoration
  • To assist with the nappy changing routines and personal hygiene

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

Over the course of 18 months, you will study units such as health and safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ).

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years.

We and our employer partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, so a DBS check will be required for this role. To make you aware, this position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared, and you will be asked about these during the recruitment process.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Room Leader, Deputy Manager or Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or 4 - 8) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - C or 4 - 8) Desired

About the employer

Toad Hall Nurseries offer award-winning childcare you can trust. At Toad Hall Nursery, they offer childcare and early education for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. Children have a dedicated team of staff looking after them and making sure that they have the best early life experiences. By combining excellent facilities and the expertise of their qualified staff, they ensure that all of the children enjoy their time at the nursery. The nurseries are located across the Home Counties, making them the preferred nursery group providing early education for children in South East England.


Toad Hall


705 Wharfedale Road,



RG41 5RB

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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