Childcare Level 3 Apprenticeship LITTLE PUMPKINS NURSERY LTD

Little Pumpkins Nursery are looking for a Level 3 childcare apprentice to join their dedicated team. The role will include being a key worker to support and engage with children, making learning fun. This is an ideal role for anyone who has a passion for working with children and wants to learn all about Early Years. Great opportunity, apply now!

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Will increase to £6.50pa depending of experience.

    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

    Monday to Friday (Work 4 long days and have the 5th day off to study) TBC 08.00am to 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 May 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise the manager of any concerns, e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, including a First Aid Qualification.
Training will be done on location.
Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if applicable.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent position.

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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Close to High Street. Holiday increased with length of service. Uniform provided. Paid bank holidays.

About the employer

Little Pumpkins Nursery is a group of privately run nurseries across South East London. We provide quality childcare and a learning program in accordance with the standards set forth by Ofsted. Little Pumpkins Nursery offers full and part-time placements for children as young as twelve weeks, up to school transition age of five years. We’re dedicated, not only to the care of your child, but also to nurturing their development at such an influential age. Established to provide a premium solution to the lack of high quality and affordable child care in the London area, Little Pumpkins Nursery provided a safe and welcoming environment.







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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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