Apprentice Early Years Educator - Smiles Nursery Norton TS20 1BY SMILES NORTH EAST LTD

Are you looking for a career in childcare? Smiles Nursery Norton - TS20 1BY are recruiting! You will be ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met. During the apprenticeship you will complete an Early Years Educator level 3.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 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

    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm, shifts will be on a rota basis. On occasion may need to work at the Billingham setting TS23 4AA.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met
  • To become involved in children’s activities to stimulate and extend their learning
  • To demonstrate sensitivity toward children and families within the facility
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise and report any necessary matters
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the management team
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by the management team

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in.  Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Continued employment after apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C or 4+)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C or 4+)) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade (Grade 2)) Desired

About the employer

Smiles is an award-winning nursery that provides excellent childcare for children ages 6 weeks old to 11 years old across two sites; one in Billingham, surrounded by an amazing woodland area, and the second in the beautiful grounds of Frederick Nattress in Norton. We pride ourselves in providing a wonderful environment, so that every child can thrive and flourish. We believe that nursery years are such an important time in our children's lives. We have a wonderful team of early years practitioners, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge, and provide an inspirational and fun education, and care for all our children. We work closely with our parents and carers, and believe that a partnership approach is the best way to create strong bonds and happy children. It's only by visiting the nursery and seeing everyone working together, that the real atmosphere of the setting can be experienced.




Frederick Nattrass Centre

Swale Road


TS20 1BY

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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


Jacqueline Hudson

01709 886 821

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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