Early Years Apprentice (Level 3) LIMETREE COSSINGTON RD LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to learn while you work, gaining first-hand experience of a busy, exciting nursery environment. You will get involved with the team, working across all the ages and experiencing the different rooms within the setting. You'll participate in planning activities and daily care routines for the children.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Birthdays are gifted as an extra day of annual leave. Overtime upto 42 hours per week are paid as national minimum wage for your age.

    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 (Shift pattern can change from week to week depending on needs for the setting, so being flexible with start and finish times is important) TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working alongside a team of practitioners with a mix of abilities, some will be apprentices/trainee staff some will be qualified and have worked in childcare for a number of years. You will need to:

  • Build up relationships with the children and families and take on some key person responsibilities
  • Ensuring they understand safeguarding and implementing this into their job role (training will be provided)
  • Supporting the team to provide the children with an enabling environment that promotes child development
  • Helping out with daily routines and care of the children
  • Taking a active part in planning for and assessing for the children

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


  • L3 Apprenticeships Standard in Early Years Educator
  • L3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • L2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)
  • L3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • A knowledge test - Multiple Choice test
  • A professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio

Delivery Method

  • Monthly visits from an assessor into the setting, they will be assessed through observations and professional discussions in the workplace and set written work which they will be expected to complete within their own time with support from their assessor and also the in-house apprentice support

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At Lime Tree we have lots of opportunities from progression, whether that is a room lead, senior, deputy, if you are passionate about children with SEND we offer opportunities to develop this, we are always looking at new and exciting things within the child development sector and new job roles can progress from this.

We also support any learners who may want to go on to do level 4, foundation degree and higher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Childcare Qualification (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Lime Rree is a busy, exciting chain of nurseries across Charnwood, we have five settings and they all offer brilliant job opportunities and options for learning development. We offer an apprentice support scheme, where we have a dedicated apprentice support who is there through every step of the course and to support with practice in the setting. We provide lots of career development opportunities and exciting in-house training. We offer bank staff/holiday work and also apprenticeship positions.




231 Cossington Road



LE12 7RR

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Training provider



Sophia Cleaver


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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