You will work full time in Early Years setting as an apprentice, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 28 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

    30 Hours Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 30 between the hours of 08:00-18:00

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Activities include / to:

  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator depending on previous experience and qualifications, apprentices will attend day release. 
Apprenticeships are made up of the Diploma plus Functional Skills in Maths, English (if required) and a Paediatric First Aid certificate.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To become qualified at level 3 and a full-time position subject to interview. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

Welcome to Madcaps Out Of School Club - we were established in may 1995 and are a family run setting for children up to the age of 11. We currently have 3 generations working here. Some of the staff here were originally children at the setting! Madcaps is open from 7.30 - 6 every day, including most school holiday dates. We collect children from Market Deeping CP School and William Hildyard School during term-time and children are welcome from all schools during school holidays. During the summer holidays Madcaps run the Market Deeping Playscheme for the Town Council, also we have run the Deeping St. James Playscheme occasionally too. We run various craft and themed workshops during some school holidays. We endeavour to offer a quality of care, combined with elements of fun and excitement.








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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


Susan Bulbeck

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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