Nursery Practitioner Apprentice East Kent College

The East Kent Colleges Group is home to three amazing nurseries serving students, staff, and the local community from our Broadstairs, Canterbury, and Folkestone College campuses, and thanks to our popularity, we're looking for a Nursery Apprentice based in Canterbury. You will be working towards your Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

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Closing date: 21 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16-17 year old - £17,137, 18-22 year old- £19,153, 23+ - £19,960

  • Working week

    Schedule may vary, 9am- 5.30pm (all year round) Monday-Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Undertake day to day nursery duties to ensure high standards of care, cleanliness and hygiene are maintained.
  • To understand and adhere to EKC Groups policies and procedures.
  • Developing partnerships with parents / carers of the children to ensure they are engaged in the child’s education and development.
  • Support the work of the Early Years Teachers and Managers.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the Early years settings aims and objectives..

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator

Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (

Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.

Early years educator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A possible full-time position upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

East Kent Colleges Group is an Ofsted Outstanding rated provider. It is proud to be the first General Further Education college organisation in the country to have received the Outstanding grade against each of the strands under the new Ofsted inspection framework. An inclusive provider, our colleagues place our students and the communities we serve at the heart of everything they do across EKC Group and this is illustrated in our ‘Strong’ skills grading by Ofsted.


East Kent College


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Training provider


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


Sasha Caplan


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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