Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Noah's Ark Day Nursery

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a candidate to join Noah's Ark Nursery based in Wolverhampton. We are looking for someone to join our nursery to support the children with their care and education. You will work as part of a highly motivated team dedicated to providing a high standard of holistic care and development for all children attending the setting

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Closing date: 30 Oct 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

    7.00 am to 6.00pm on a shift rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To gain a good knowledge of the policies and procedures within the nursery for such events as illness, accidents, safeguarding children and health and safety etc. Working within current guidelines and legislation regarding the care and education of young children
  • To work towards gaining a standard required under the Level 3 Child Care qualification held
  • Contribute to ensuring that mandatory paperwork (accident, incident, health & safety lists, risk assessments, medicine logs) are being completed in line with nursery procedures
  • To ensure that practice within the area of responsibility is consistent with the standards laid down in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • To work with qualified room staff to create and maintain a stimulating and challenging environment which meets the diverse needs of all children attending
  • With support and guidance of qualified staff create and maintain a stimulating outdoor area supporting all areas of learning
  • With support and guidance of qualified room staff ensure development reviews are being completed in line with the statuary requirement, following transition procedures set out by room leaders
  • To liaise and engage with parents who access the Nursery, to provide advice and support and answer questions in line with the settings Key Person role
  • To develop personal skills and practice within the EYFS framework and standards and undertake any professional development as identified during performance monitoring at staff supervisions
  • To take an active role in the day-to-day planning, observations and assessments of children within the environment, tailoring to each individual needs and interests in line with the EYFS, with support from qualified staff
  • To record information regarding children’s development and day accurately in line with policies and procedures i.e completing nappy / sleep charts, medication forms, daily diaries ect.
  • To maintain professional partnerships with outside agencies to ensure the welfare of individual children is met
  • To commit to qualification course, following and implementing requirements set out under apprentice course and contract

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

  • You will gain an NVQ Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification at the end of the course
  • Your Skills coach will be there to support you throughout and visit your setting
  • You will complete your Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
    Functional skills training if necessary 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A full-time position is available upon successful and timely completion of apprenticeship

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 Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Noah's Ark Nursery is a privately owned Ofsted registered day nursery committed to provide the highest quality day care and Early Year’s education for babies from 6 weeks to children aged 5 years.


Noah's Ark Day Nursery


Gibbs Street



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Training provider



Neil Shakespeare



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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