Apprentice Nursery Nurse Level 3 - Radlett First Place Nurseries Ltd

First Place Nurseries Ltd are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in a Nursery Nursing Apprenticeship. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a small, friendly company offering competitive wages and lots of benefits, health assured programme and 2 paid weeks off over Christmas! You will be ensuring all children attending First Place receive high quality care, are kept safe and have planned and stimulating play experiences.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; shifts & breaks TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

First Place Nurseries provide a stimulating, happy and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to reach their full potential through learning and play.

They are looking for apprentices to join their team across multiple sites, a great opportunity to develop for the right candidate, as you will be nurtured and supported every step of the way.

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment
  • Ensure you are familiar with the essential policies and procedures and employee handbook, especially safeguarding children, Prevent, whistleblowing, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety. You will be provided with a copy of the nursery’s essential policies and procedures and employee handbook
  • Work in partnership with early years professionals, for example Health Visitors and SEN services
  • Within reason to comply with requests to work outside normal hours, for example to cover if staff unexpectedly have to leave the room or are called away
  • Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately. Ensure management are informed and consulted where relevant
  • Attend and participate in room and staff meetings
  • Undertake other duties as may reasonably be required by the Nursery
  • Never leave the room / nursery / childcare location and put your colleagues at risk of being out of ratio – unless in case of emergency
  • Support co-ordinators such as SENCO, Equal Opportunities in their roles
  • Attend training and development courses as directed by your Manager or Assessor
  • To promote at all times good relations between staff members, parents and children, and promote the quality ethos of the nursery

First Place Nurseries offer lots of great benefits;

  • Paid overtime for whole nursery staff meetings
  • Performance and recognition reward schemes
  • Childcare provision for staff, with substantial discounts
  • Provision of pension scheme auto enrolment
  • Open 50 weeks - 35 days holiday (28 days inclusive of BHs & an additional 7 days paid holiday for Xmas closure)
  • Welcome bag for new colleagues
  • Free car parking on-site
  • Well-being goodies and staffroom treats
  • Recommend a friend scheme earn and earn up to £500 for each friend who joins us
  • Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured to support wellbeing
  • Celebrate your Birthday as an additional day’s annual leave each year
  • Nursery Christmas celebrations and social events

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. First Place Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through First Place Nursery’s dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To continue with professional development within the early years sector

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and people and expect all staff, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment.

About the employer

We are a small, friendly company with three nurseries in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Since 2005 when we first opened our doors, we have strived to give the children in our care the best possible start. We recognise that in order to do that we need to recruit the best possible staff. You are our greatest asset and from the day you start your journey with us you will be nurtured and supported every step of the way through your induction.


First Place Nurseries Ltd


Centurion House, Watling Street




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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2024