Early Years Educator Apprenticeship LITTLE GIGGLES PRIVATE DAY NURSERY LTD

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to complete their Apprenticeship Standard - Early Years Educator. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. You will work as part of a team, to provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment which encourages children to learn.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Bonus scheme, weekly and monthly employee recognition prizes and bonuses, free staff breakfast, staff discounts on childcare fees (this can be as much as 50%), company pensions scheme, free staff car parking.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:30am – 18:00pm (shifts to be agreed)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintain a clean, healthy and safe environment
  • Supervise and engage in play activities with the children, supporting and extending their learning and development
  • Supervising meal and snack times
  • Help with a high standard of personal care including, dressing, feeding and washing children
  • Participate in and plan small and whole group activities
  • To undertake and commit to training towards the achievement of your Early Years Educator Apprenticeship with the Oldham College
  • Supervise outdoor play/learning
  • Encouraging positive behaviour
  • Take part in singing, role play and story telling
  • Communicate with parents about home routines, home learning, behaviour, development
  • Observe children and make notes to write reports
  • Devise stimulating activities appropriate to ages of the children and maintain children’s records
  • Attend training as necessary and carry out any other duties reasonably required by the nursery manager
  • Be responsible for own key group of children supporting their learning and development, planning next steps of learning and identifying any additional support that may be needed
  • Adhere to all nursery policies and procedures

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will be delivered in the workplace by the Oldham College

The apprenticeship training includes:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Safeguarding
  • How to promote Equality and Diversity
  • Young children’s development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs
  • How to effectively support numeracy and literacy development in children
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of children
  • Be able to support all organisational processes and procedures
  • How to promote the wellbeing and resilience for young children

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent Employment and further CPD

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, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic, Reliable and punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare or Early Years (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and open days. There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. This nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.

About the employer

Little Giggles Private Day Nursery is a Private Day nursery that provides a caring, stimulating, fun, learning environment to meet children's educational and social needs. We aim to provide a happy, relaxed day care provision that will encourage your child to explore and experiment in order to fully attain their early learning goals. Our staff are qualified & experienced nursery nurses who undergo regular training to keep them up-to-date with all aspects of childcare and are committed to providing a well balanced curriculum which respects all children's individual requirements. The atmosphere is relaxed, happy and fun and we provide a wide range of learning and discovery opportunities to help children in our care reach their full potential, whatever their age and abilities.







M34 5BZ

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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


Andrea Kearns



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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