Early Years Apprenticeship SMILEY FACES CHILDCARE

If you are passionate about childcare and are looking to build a career where you can make a difference to children's lives, then Smiley Faces Childcare is where you want to be. You will ensure children are supported within a safe and caring environment and you will assist staff to ensure children’s individual care plans, need and routines are met.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 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 between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Planning and executing activities for the children to learn and develop
  • Changing nappies and getting involved in healthy eating and cleaning
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents

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

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Training will be a combination of on the job experience and independent learning with the training provider offering online and face to face support
  • In addition to which our ethos for continuous professional development means that there will be support from the team who have a breadth of experience and are highly qualified
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To gain your qualification as a qualified early years educator, with the possibility to progress to a full-time job, subject to interview

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Home childcare, ensuring children are given the freedom to express themselves through play and to be who they want to be in a secured environment. I am registered with Ofsted I have worked with children for over 25 years as nursey nurse working up to a manager but I have decided to do it from the comfort of my own home . I have 5 children,4 step children and 5 grandchildren so I have had lots of experience with children.






PE21 8LZ

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Training provider



Susan Bulbeck


01775 710945

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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