Level 3 - Childcare Apprenticeship Jigsaw Day Nursery

A Level 3 - Childcare Apprentice is required. Working in a Childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5, you will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. This Apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality. Duties include: supporting the development of the childcare provision and providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting in meeting Ofsted requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for children appropriately
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery
  • Supporting children’s learning and development
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs
  • Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following Safeguarding rules and regulations.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 - Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator:

  • Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months
  • You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery
  • Apprentices must successfully evidence a First Aid qualification approved by EYFS.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 Practitioner, with the potential of a position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader Positions
  • Possible Management training
  • Springboard into Primary Education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship to meet the criteria to pass the Apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. Training will take place in the workplace You will need to attend online training with your Assessor for your 13-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

The staff team at the nursery include qualified early years practitioners (BA Hons / FDA / N.N.E.B. / D.C.E. / BTEC / NVQ3 / or other), teachers and experienced nursery assistants. We also have students and trainee early years’ practitioners from time to time. All staff, students and trainees are subject to Ofsted and DBS checks. At the nursery we operate a system of key groups. This means that each child is allocated a key person (a member of staff) who is responsible for observing and recording progress, dealing with any problems that may arise, and catering for any special needs or requirements. Jigsaw is a small, friendly nursery situated on the edge of the Cricket Green in Mitcham. The first five years of life are a very formative period during a child’s development. For this reason, at Jigsaw we aim to provide a safe, loving, stimulating, and fun environment where children can play, learn and develop their potential in the early years of their life. Our objectives are to allow children to make choices, nurture their individuality and assist them to gain self–esteem, and confidence that in turn promote fundamental British values.


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Kirsty Mcdougall


020 3137 1470

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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