Early Years Apprentice Willow Tree Day Nursery

We are offering the opportunity for someone to complete a national apprenticeship with Elmscot Group. We offer additional training to our staff and offer an in-house mentor to support you through your training. Highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary stated is the minimum based on a 16 year old. This will increase with age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8 hour shifts with an hour's unpaid lunch break, 9.00am - 5.00pm (this may vary). Occasional evening training sessions.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • As a setting we have fostered the 'in the moment' style of learning, and are encouraging all children to learn through play, a nursery apprentice will support the children in the daily routine
  • With support and guidance from senior staff, a nursery apprentice will provide the highest level of care and education for children aged 4 months to 4 years
  • An apprentice will build positive relationships with the children, staff, families, and external agencies

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion you will achieve a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification, and a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
  • Functional skills if required
  • You will be offered a qualified practitioner role within the company
  • There will be opportunity to progress through the company

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you complete your level 3 you will be offered a practitioner position and have the opportunity to progress through the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Minimum Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

A homely nursery that provides child care for children aged 4 months to 4 years old.


Willow Tree Day Nursery




M33 2FY


Nancy Clare



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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

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