An exciting opportunity a Level 3 Early Years Apprentice to join our team at our Nursery in Hyde. The ideal applicant will have a Level 2 Diploma in Childcare/H&SC and ideally some work experience in a Nursery/H&SC setting. The role includes Level 3 Apprenticeship training to be a fully qualified Early Years Educator.

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Closing date: 04 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 - £6.50 per hour depending on the successful applicants experience/qualifications.

    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 - Friday between 7.30am - 6.00pm (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 May 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Our favourite type of person is happy, outgoing, friendly, funny and imaginative. We need someone who thinks nothing of collecting milk top lids and lollipop sticks ready for the perfect construction project. Has the best snake voice when reading the Gruffalo to a group of mesmerised children.

The ideal person will also have a secret talent for doing all the actions for the ‘Grand old Duke of York’ whilst moving the outdoor play equipment.

The successful candidate will also know a great play dough recipe to help celebrate each one of the seasons. In return, we have lots of small people who want to share their magical journeys of discovery with you.

You will become someone’s new best friend overnight and your life will be filled with sunshine and giggles.

I won't deny it - we are looking for exceptional people.

Main tasks include:

  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person in charge
  • Carry out self-reflection and use continuous professional development opportunities to improve practice
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting
  • Use their knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children's outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs
  • Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences, which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • Support the wellbeing of all children, including those with additional needs and disabilities

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator 
  • First aid qualification
  • Workplace training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time permanent position upon completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate. An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry-specific competence.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 / A* - D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 3 / A* - D) Essential

Things to consider

You will join a community that cares about each other and our environment. We will look after you and your professional development, bonuses for 100% attendance, discounted Childcare fees, fantastic training opportunities and great career progression (our nursery managers aren’t appointed, they are nurtured and grown. Please note Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard is also available for any applicants with previous experience and a Level 2 qualification.

About the employer

Small private day nursery offering BEAUTIFUL quality childcare, NATURAL outdoor learning and a home from home experience for your family. We do things differently- our nursery is here to support you and your family. We chose not to have ‘stiff’ uniforms – we view uniforms as an unnecessary barrier in the child’s learning journey. We chose to use first names with our families to promote positive relationships, we choose to be relaxed and approachable in how we communicate and how we present ourselves – an approach which we think is vital in supporting young children and their families in their learning journey.






SK14 2PU

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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


Christine Birney

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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