Apprentice Early Years Educator Maple Tree Childcare

We have a great opportunity at Maple Tree Childcare for an enthusiastic, caring and driven individual to learn and grow in the childcare sector. We are based in Brooklands, Sale and between us have over 25 years experience. We offer a happy, safe and nurturing environment with a focus on children learning and developing through play.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be between £8236.80 and £12480.00 dependent on age and 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, Wednesday and Thursday - 7:30am to 5:30pm. Closed bank holidays and Christmas period. 30 hours including training hours.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will include:

  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met e.g. basic care, such as help with dressing, eating meals, changing nappies and making up bottles for babies
  • Encouraging children to play
  • Supervising children on trips out, for example to go shopping or to the park
  • Discussing each child's needs with his or her parents regularly. Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare whilst  maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Working towards the apprenticeship standard provided with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentice will be working towards the L3 Early Years Educator Standard
  • Apprentice will be supported via an agreed training plan. Training will be discussed at enrolment and will include input from the employer, training provider and apprentice
  • The apprentice will receive monthly workplace or virtual visits with a dedicated assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is a possibility of a full-time post upon successful completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate. By completing the Early Years level 3 apprenticeship, this confirms that you have gained the relevant skills and behaviours alongside competence under supervision in these areas and serves as a progression pathway to the required successful career in childcare.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Motivated, Time management skills, Enthusiastic, Kindness, Approachable, Reliable, Confident, Friendly


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

We are looking for someone who has an understanding of children and their individual learning abilities/needs, who is willing to go the extra mile for children in their care. Working in an early years setting is a physically demanding role which includes bending as well as lifting. Childcare Apprentices are expected to complete mandatory training including Paediatric First Aid, safeguarding training & child development training. Role is subject to a DBS check & suitability letter from Ofsted.

About the employer

Maple Tree Childcare is a unique childminding business offering high quality and nurturing care all year round. Offering a happy and safe environment we are very proactive with our children and facilitate local outings and day trips.


Maple Tree Childcare


Maple Tree Childcare

1 Maple Road, Brooklands


M23 9RL

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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

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