Early Years Educator Apprenticeship SUNSHINE DAY NURSERY (YORK) LTD

We would like to offer you the chance to build a career in childcare and employ your own personal talents to make a difference to young lives and shape your own future. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative childcare apprentice to join our team at Sunshine Day Nursery.

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Closing date: 15 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

    We are open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • This job role will include the following tasks:

    ·     To plan, organise, supervise and carry out  suitable activities and educational programme for children, using the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

    ·     To maintain a safe and secure and hygienic environment for children.

    ·     To support the staff team with children’s developmental records within a key worker system.

    ·     To attend staff meetings, planning meetings and assist with fund raising and any other duties the manager deems necessary.

    ·     To keep abreast of current issues and attend training as necessary.

    ·     To supervise children at mealtimes.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (If required)

Paediatric First Aid Certificate 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified apprentices would be able to take a supervisory role within an Early Years setting or move onto the Level 5 Early Years Lead Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

This vacancy will include an enhanced DBS check.

About the employer

Sunshine Day Nursery is an early years setting in the heart of Huntington. Our experienced and knowledgeable team offer fun and educational activities to ensure the children's time at the setting is fun. Whilst providing an environment which will stimulate and encourage the children to strive in all areas.






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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


Louise Wox


01904 627164

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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