Apprentice Early Years Practitioner WHAT A HOOT DAY NURSERY LTD

What A Hoot Day Nurseries provide high quality, flexible care for parents trying to balance work and home life. Your role as an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner will be to assist with and provide safe, high-quality care and play based education for young children whilst meeting the individual needs of every child attending the setting.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 per hour

    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

    Average of 42.5 hours a week. Shift pattern to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties:

  • To show initiative when assisting with the daily routine and daily activities and to have the ability to observe children’s next steps in learning and plan for this appropriately
  • To be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance
  • To provide the highest standard of care to all children in a safe, caring and stimulating environment
  • To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • To act as a key person to a small 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 ensuring continuity of care for their children
  • To communicate verbally on a daily basis with parents with regard to their child’s welfare and development
  • To communicate effectively to the Nursery Manager / Deputy over any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To engage appropriately with the children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and when to follow child protection procedures
  • To support mealtimes within the setting encouraging independence and a healthy eating approach
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your professional development
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families, or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  • To display children’s work appropriately and imaginatively
  • To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Nursery Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan / objective

The training you will be getting

Apprenticeship Standard for Early Years Educator (Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator).

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework.

All training will be delivered in the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are opportunities for progression within the role for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

What A Hoot Day Nurseries provide high quality, flexible care for parents trying to balance work and home life. Our nurseries cover Blyth and Bedlington. Our fees are competitive against other providers in the area, we are the first full day care provider in Blyth offering full wraparound care, including, breakfast club, full and part-time sessions and after school facilities. Our staff have been very carefully selected to provide the highest possible standard of care and education, ensuring both you and your child have a happy and fun-filled time with us. We have a robust set of policies and procedures that all staff understand and implement on a daily basis. We have been registered by Ofsted, ensuring that we meet all of the statutory requirements in the care and development of children aged 0-12 years




Albion Activity Centre


NE24 5BL

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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 recruitment team

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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