Early Years Apprentice Headstart Day Nursery & Pre-School

If you are passionate about childcare and are looking to build a career where you can make a difference to children's lives, then Headstart Day Nursery 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

    The nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. Your hours of work will be set within these times.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide and support stimulating activities to enhance children’s development
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members
  • Make a positive contribution towards new ideas for activities and displays
  • Carry out domestic duties to ensure the smooth running of the setting
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents

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

  • Training will be provided by Riverside Training (Spalding) Ltd. Training is work based meaning you spend the majority of time within the workplace but will be released into the centre bi weekly
  • During this apprenticeship, you will work towards learning the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Early Years Educator Standard and you will work towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification and a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity for ongoing permanent employment upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

These childcare facilities are part of Lincolnshire Childcare Group which was founded in 1989 by Diane Smith B.Ed.(Hons), MA and the late Susan Jenkins B.A.(Hons), PGCE, both qualified teachers with a wealth of experience in child development and a commitment to providing high quality childcare. They believe that to provide a caring and stimulating environment staff need to be well trained and qualified, and this ethos is reflected in all of our provisions. Our practitioners are highly motivated and passionate about childcare.


Headstart Day Nursery & Pre-School


10 Great Northern Gardens


PE10 9EH

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Training provider



Susan Bulbeck


01775 710945

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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