Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Headstart Day Nursery & Pre-School

If you're passionate about childcare and want a career that positively impacts children's lives, consider Headstart Day Nursery & Pre-School in Bourne. Your role involves providing support in a secure, nurturing environment and collaborating with the team to meet children's individual care plans, needs, and routines.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    The nursery is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. Your hours of work will be set within these times.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Provide and support stimulating activities to enhance children’s development
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members
  • Make a positive contribution towards new ideas for activities and displays
  • Carry out domestic duties to ensure the smooth running of the setting
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents

The training you will be getting

  • Training will be provided by Riverside Training (Spalding) Ltd. Training is work based meaning you spend the majority of time within the workplace but will be released into the centre periodically if needed
  • During this apprenticeship, you will work towards learning the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Early Years Practitioner Standard and you will work towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunity for ongoing permanent employment upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

These childcare facilities are part of Lincolnshire Childcare Group which was founded in 1989 by Diane Smith B.Ed.(Hons), MA and the late Susan Jenkins B.A.(Hons), PGCE, both qualified teachers with a wealth of experience in child development and a commitment to providing high quality childcare. They believe that to provide a caring and stimulating environment staff need to be well trained and qualified, and this ethos is reflected in all of our provisions. Our practitioners are highly motivated and passionate about childcare.


Headstart Day Nursery & Pre-School


10 Great Northern Gardens


PE10 9EH

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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


Suzie Bulbeck


01775 710945

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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