Childcare apprentice Making Friends

Making Friends nursery have expanded their business and are looking for an enthusiastic Level 3 childcare apprentice to join their growing team. If you have experience of working with children, Level 2 Childcare qualification and you would like to progress your career and become part of a team, Making Friends want to hear from you.

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Closing date: 12 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

    Monday – Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your duties will include: 

  • To work in an early year’s provisions, to work with others as a team delivering outstanding childcare to children that attend the setting
  • To be able to work with parents and other agencies
  • To have a positive attitude toward work, embrace challenges, to be open and honest to their working goals, be willing to go that extra mile to achieve an outstanding education.
  • To have a good understanding towards of the EYFS, Safeguarding
  • Be willing to complete first aid training or any other training that is required by ourselves
  • Be a good role model in and out of work
  • Great time keeping is essential.
  • Be clean and presentable and ensure uniform is kept in a good condition
  • Be willing and able to complete any tasks at the setting that is required in the day to day running (clean as we go)
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the nursery and equipment is a vital part of the role as is providing a good role model for Students and help new staff to fit into the nursery.
  • You will be required to keep development records and observations of the children and offer positive management of children's behaviour. Keeping accident, incident and risk assessment records is essential.
  • Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Nursery Manager.

The training you will be getting

Training will be at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.  

Day release 

You will undertake the Early Years Educator L3 standard.

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. 

You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework.

You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge and experience that will help you become a qualified Early Years Educator of the future!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade C/4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Making Friends Bawtry is a registered nursery, that offers a warm, secure and happy place for children to learn and flourish. We offer full year, term time only and shift contracts, and can also offer school hours sessions. We have a wide and varied curriculum with children able to access a wide range of activities and experiences.


Making Friends


68 Doncaster Road



DN10 6NU

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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


Tracey Butterfield

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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