Apprentice Early Years Educator City College Nursery

As an apprentice at City College Nursery, you will gain experience working alongside an enthusiastic team of qualified Nursery Practitioners. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have experience of working in all of our age groups with support from your mentor. The age groups are 12 weeks- 2 years, 2 years- 3 years and 3 years- 5 years.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be £10,187- £16,457 per annum depending on the apprentice's age.

  • Working week

    You will work in shifts which will last 7 hours 25 minutes per day. The earliest start will be 8am and the latest finish will be 6pm, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

While working as part of a team your main duties will include;

  • Helping create a safe and welcoming environment for all children to learn, thrive and grow.
  • Providing stimulating activities led by the children’s interests.
  • Actively encouraging the progression of each individual child’s development through positive interactions.
  • To be involved in activity planning and record keeping of key children.
  • To develop an awareness of responsibilities relating to Safeguarding and Health & Safety.
  • Being able to communicate with the team, managers, and parent/ carers in friendly and professional manner.
  • Developing your knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.
  • Embracing the outdoors. Outdoor provision is provided all year round regardless of the weather.

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

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF).

For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake a knowledge test and a professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio.

Apprentices must attend college sessions one day per fortnight at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship. The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Listening skills, Good observational skills, Good writing skills, Commitment, Strong work ethic, Approachable and responsible


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C or L2 Functional Skills) Essential

About the employer

City College Nursery is based on the City College Norwich site at Ipswich Road. We offer childcare to City College staff and students and families from the wider community. We cater for children aged between 12 weeks old to school age in a purpose- built setting.


City College Nursery


5 Ipswich Road




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Training provider



City College Norwich (Apprenticeships Team)

01603 773365

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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