Apprentice Early Years Educator PLAYHOUSE DAY NURSERY (NORTH LTD

As an early year's practitioner, you will work closely with babies, toddlers or preschoolers, looking after their day-to-day needs like changing and feeding, and also organising age-appropriate activities to stimulate their physical, educational and emotional development.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.00 - £7.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 6.00pm School holidays Monday - Wednesday, 9.00am to 3.00pm Thursday - Friday, 7:30am 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Looking after children’s day-to-day physical needs, such as feeding, nappy changing, toilet learning and administering first aid
  • Providing a range of fun and stimulating activities, from reading stories to messy play
  • Developing close attachments and fostering trust in the children in your care
  • Safeguarding children and reporting any concerns
  • Monitoring children’s progress, keeping records and reporting back to parents
  • At Playhouse Day Nursery we also have a Breakfast and Afterschool club for Early years and Primary age children
  • You may also therefore be responsible for preparing breakfast or teatime snack, supervising children’s independent play and providing fun activities to engage children of various ages
  • After daily sessions all practitioners are required to work together to ensure the nursery is clean and ready for the following day so you will be asked to complete cleaning duties such as moping the floor

The training you will be getting

  • You must have already achieved the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 qualification- this is essential
  • The Early Years Skills Tutors will visit you regularly at your school to observe, coach and teach you skills, behaviours, and knowledge in line with the apprenticeship standard specifications
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification
  • You will complete an End Point Assessment [EPA] conducted by an independent end point assessment organisation. They make the deciding decision on your final grade 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A permanent role within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
Other Early Years level 2 (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Early Years Practitioner level 2 is essential

About the employer

Playhouse Day Nursery is a small independent Nursery which allows us to truly be child focused and build close relationships with our lovely children and their families.







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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

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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