Early Years Apprenticeship LITTLE LEO'S NURSERY LTD

We are looking for an individual to work individually and as part of a team under the direction of the team leader to ensure the total care of children through planning, organising and implementing age-stage-appropriate activities, interacting and engaging with children to support their development.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday / between the hours 8am-6pm (shift rota) 52 weeks per annum, 40 hrs per week, 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

* Communicate with children, parents and staff on a daily basis

*  Ability to implement positive play experiences

* Interacting and engaging with children to support their development. 

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

* To supervise children at mealtimes.

* Ensure good timekeeping, smart appearance, personal hygiene and good work practices.

*To respect confidentiality regarding the nursery at all times.

*Work positively within the team structure and be included in staff duty rotas.

* To work within a team and maintain good communication.

The training you will be getting

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Early Years Workforce:

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

This qualification is structured around the following four themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development
  • You will also complete a first aid qualification.

The training will take place within the educational setting with no day release required to college and you will have regular reviews with your tutor every 4 - 6 weeks.

You will also gain a qualification in Paediatric First Aid.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of a full time permanent position 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

At Little Leo's Nursery, we work in partnership with parents/carers and Ofsted to deliver childcare of the highest quality. For over 16 years, we have been providing children with unlimited opportunities to learn and develop within a safe, secure and caring environment. The nursery welcomes babies and young children from as young as 3 months to 5 years. Our nursery is specifically designed for children to grow within a friendly, loving and stimulating setting. Our rooms are bright, spacious and a perfect space for little ones to be creative explorers. The children have an opportunity to explore a large garden area that includes a climbing apparatus, a mud kitchen area and a large sand pit. In addition to this, we also have a designated, sheltered baby garden area that also includes, a slide, sand and water area and a play house.







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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


Jenny Lindley



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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