Ref CC05 Nursery Apprentice level 3 at Little Explorers Nursery & Pre-School Little Explorers Nursery & Pre-School

Little Explorers is a vibrant day nursery catering for up to 101 children aged 3months to 5years. We are located off Euxton Lane in Chorley. Little Explorers are seeking a level 2 Early Year’s Practitioner looking to complete their level 3 apprenticeship in Early Year’s.

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Closing date: 02 Jan 2024

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

    40 hours Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Little Explorers are seeking a level 2 Early Year’s Practitioner looking to complete their level 3 apprenticeship in Early Year’s. The position is fulltime Monday – Friday with paid college training days. The key responsibilities include Providing a safe, caring, stimulating environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times, delivering an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress, and to ensure a high standard of care, attending to children’s individual care needs and planning and implementing age and developmentally appropriate activities to help children reach their full potential. The post holder will need to ensure they help the nursery to uphold and adhere to all Ofsted requirements.
• To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
• To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff, and others.
• To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Early Years Practitioners, Room Leaders, and Senior Managers
• To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator – Level 3. This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace
  • You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training.
  • You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
  • You will also gain a qualification in Paediatric First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We are very open to continuing professional development in areas of employee’s interest and strengths

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Hard working, Patience & reassuring, Compassionate, kind & caring


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit:

About the employer

Here at Little Explorers children are at the heart of everything we do. We never underestimate how difficult a decision it is to leave your child/ren in the care of others and our aim is to ensure you are happy with this important decision you are going to make. You will want to be certain your child will be cherished, stimulated and encouraged to develop a wide range of skills. We will provide a warm, caring, safe and secure environment where the children’s individual needs are met. The nursery and outdoor play area have been designed with particular emphasis on the safety and welfare of your children and our staff.


Little Explorers Nursery & Pre-School






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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


Charlotte Ward


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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