Early Years / Nursery Apprentice SHREWSBURY PREPATORIA LIMITED

Shrewsbury Prepatoria are offering an apprenticeship opportunity. With support from senior staff, the apprentice will have excellent mentors to learn and develop a long term career. Training and duties will include: how to care for the developmental needs of children and creating a healthy and hygienic environment for children.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 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

    Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm with an hour paid lunch break. College day for which you will be paid 6 hours. Total hours per week: 40.0

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice will be trained by advanced practitioners in the education sector

This will include learning:

  • How to care for the developmental needs of children
  • How to create a healthy and hygienic environment for children
  • How to manage and display resources for children, including school children
  • How to support school children in learning activities
  • How to support the teacher in the delivery of the EYFS
  • How to prepare a stimulating environment for children
  • How to create inspiring activities and resources to provoke exploration, learning and preschool development

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard
  • Mentors within the work place
  • Day release at Telford College
  • Assessor support

What to expect at the end of your 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, IT skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

Shrewsbury Prepatoria is an Outstanding nursery and school for children from birth to seven years of age. We provide an exceptional educational experience for all children. Our unique approach to education is inspired by the wonderful work of Reggio Emilia putting children first in all we do. Our approach is so successful that 92% of children are exceeding expectations right across the nursery and school. Following the Reggio approach, we have three beautiful settings for children of different ages. Our Infant and Toddler setting provides bespoke resources for children from birth to three years of age and our wonderful, separate Foundation Unit boasts forest school activities and access to an outdoor Art Studio. Our third building is a small independent school. This means that our apprentices have an opportunity to work and train under really well qualified and experience teachers and practitioners and have an opportunity to see children transitioning from nursery to Reception and beyond! As employers we care about our team, understanding that the role they play in the lives of our children is incredibly important. Therefore, we ensure that our team are rewarded for their work and effort. All staff are paid for their break, and we provide paid time for practitioners away from the children to complete planning, administrative duties and room organisation. We provide in house and on the job training for all staff with three paid Professional Development days each year.




7 Park Plaza




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Chris Field



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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