Childcare Apprentice Bishop Auckland College Nursery

A Childcare Apprentice is required to work effectively in a childcare team, training towards an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3). You will be responsible for providing a stimulating, safe and caring environment for children aged 0-5.

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Closing date: 25 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

    37hrs per week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs, and encourage linguistic and social interaction between the children and their carers
  • To learn how to be responsible for a group of children, by observing, monitoring and accurately recording
    each individual’s development in line with the curriculum planning of ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’
  • To attend parent evenings/open days as required, and learn to communicate with parents, carers about the day-to-day needs of the children by fostering parental involvement and encouraging positive parenting skills
  • To learn how to promote the philosophy of ‘learning through play’
  • To learn how to help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training, and an awareness of personal hygiene
  • To ensure that all children are treated as unique individuals with respect and full consideration, in line with the College Nursery Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To attend staff and team meetings as appropriate
  • To learn about ensuring the College Nursery environment meets safety and hygiene requirements
  • To learn about the Children Act 1989, 2004 and 2006 and other statutory requirements, and how to implement the practice guidance identified within the Early Years Foundation Stage documentation to the highest standard
  • To learn how to maintain records and documentation that, comply with statutory requirements
  • To learn how to respond to Child Protection Policy and Confidentiality
  • To undertake the apprenticeship training as identified in course guidance

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

  • Advanced Apprenticeship Early Years Educator L3 (Standard) - NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce L3 (EYE) and NCFE Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid L3
  • Full, on the job training will be provided by the employer
  • You will be required to attend Bishop Auckland College Day-release classes every Thursday

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Ability to follow instructions, Able to keep accurate records, Work flexibly, Pro-active and self motivated, Caring, Calm under pressure, Motivated, Reliable and responsible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Caring for children for over 30 years. Here at Bishop Auckland College Nursery we pride ourselves on providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment in which children are happy, confident and able to reach their full potential. Bishop Auckland College Nursery is open to the general public as well as College students and staff. The nursery was established in 1988 and operates with a highly qualified and experienced team of staff who support the children’s development.


Bishop Auckland College Nursery


Woodhouse Lane

Bishop Auckland


DL14 6JZ

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Training provider



Emma Walker

01388 443108

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Completed applications should be emailed back to: or posted to: HR Department Bishop Auckland College Bishop Auckland Campus Woodhouse Lane Bishop Auckland County Durham DL14 6JZ For more information or if you have a disability and need help completing the application please email: or contact our 24 hour answering service on 01388 443108.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Sep 2023