Childcare Apprenticeship - Warsop SHAPING FUTURES LIMITED

Shaping Futures - Warsop are looking for a Nursery Assistant Apprentice, you will be studying toward your Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday (Shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

We are currently offering an exciting apprenticeship position for a Childcare Assistant to join our dedicated team. This apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of childcare while contributing to the development and well-being of young children.


  • Daily Schedule Management - Learn to develop and manage a daily schedule that includes activities, mealtimes, and personal care routines under the guidance of experienced childcare professionals.
  • Observation and Documentation - Develop skills in observing children during activities and documenting key information for designated key workers to support individualised care.
  • Personal Care - Acquire hands-on experience in providing personal care for children, including feeding and changing nappies, ensuring their safety, health, and comfort.
  • Communication - Develop effective communication skills by collaborating with fellow staff members to ensure a cohesive and supportive team environment.
  • Safety Assurance - Learn and contribute to ensuring the safety and well-being of children under supervision, adhering to established protocols and standards.
  • Team Collaboration - Contribute positively within the team, gaining valuable insights into teamwork and collaboration in a childcare setting.
  • Welcoming and Settling Children - Assist in the welcoming and settling of children to foster a warm and inclusive environment.
  • Modeling Best Practices - Learn to model staff practices by observing and emulating established standards to maintain a consistent and professional approach.
  • Meeting Children's Needs - Develop skills in meeting the day-to-day routines and needs of children, promoting their overall well-being and development.
  • Environment Maintenance - Acquire the ability to create an engaging, organised, and clean environment to provide a positive and conducive space for children.

This apprenticeship offers a comprehensive learning experience in childcare, providing a solid foundation for a rewarding career in this field. Interested candidates are invited to apply and embark on a fulfilling journey in childcare education. 

The company provide seasonal events throughout the year annual Christmas Work Party’s. An example of this staff members participated in the Newark Dragon Boat Race which was enjoyed by staff and their families. 

The training you will be getting

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.

It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.

This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 6 hours weekly of your working hours solely towards your study.

This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship qualification, including qualifications in;

  • Paediatric first aid
  • Functional Skills English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of recruiting at the end of the apprenticeship if the candidate has shown willing and commitment during there apprenticeship leading to a qualified role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Attention to detail, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
Other Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

Shaping Futures is a family owned company who provide childcare in and Warsop. We have 2 nurseries, 1 of which has a Breakfast, After school and holiday club facility. Our staff team is made up of mothers, qualified practitioners with over 9 years experience and positive male role models. Our staff qualifications include BA Honours, Foundation degrees, Level 2 and 3 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce, Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding.




Shaping Futures, Church Street, Warsop


NG20 0AQ

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024