Early Years Educator Apprentice Jemima House Nursery & Pre-School

Mother Goose Corner Nursery has a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join their team. They are a mid-sized, family run nursery and pre-school located in the heart of Huntingdon. They are looking for a caring and thoughtful apprentice to commence their level 3 qualification. You will work with a dynamic, proactive, professional team. You will play and interact with the children, plus more.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 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 to Friday between 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The candidate would be able to:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to support children in their learning and development, as well in key working children within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of record keeping by way of learning and development journals as well as other nursing logs and documents
  • Show how they effectively communicate with children, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how important a secure, happy and safe environment is, and assisting the staff in keeping the environment clean and tidy
  • Playing and interacting with the children
  • Care routines such as nappy changing, handwashing, feeding, toileting
  • Show an ability to be a team player as well as using their initiative

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

You will be trained in Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

You will be mentored within work and a day release to college.

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To develop and join the team full-time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Working with under fives is highly enjoyable but can also be highly challenging. A calm, professional approach is essential in being able to provide a secure, stimulating and enjoyable environment for the children in your care.

About the employer

Mother Goose Corner is a homely, family-run children's day nursery and pre-school based in central Huntingdon. Our professional, caring and dynamic staff are well qualified and enthusiastic, and collectively have many years of sound as well as varied experience. Our philosophy is not only to provide excellent wrap-around care that supports you as a family, but also to help our goslings grow into confident and inquisitive little minds that are supported by strong, healthy and active bodies.


Jemima House Nursery & Pre-School





PE29 7FH

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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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