Early Years Apprentice MINNIE ME LIMITED

We are a full-day nursery for children aged 3 months to 5 years old, we also provide breakfast, afterschool and holiday club for children upto 8 years old. We are a dedicated friendly but professional team who will be on hand to train you throughout your apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Bonus system for good practice. Uniform provided. Gym Membership.

    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

    Working Monday to Friday on a shift pattern, shifts will be between 7.30am and 6.00pm, e.g. you may start at 7.30am and go home mid-afternoon or start work mid-morning and finish at 6.00pm. Your working time will include study time.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Providing a safe, caring environment for children in our care 
  • Promoting development through structured activities and free play time 
  • Supervising free play times 
  • Help with addressing problematic behaviour 
  • Planning learning activities around cultural or national events e.g. Easter, Christmas etc 
  • Ensuring policies are adhered to at all times e.g. safeguarding 
  • Ensuring record keeping is kept up to date 
  • Assisting children with personal care and hygiene where appropriate such as potty training and hand washing 
  • Assisting children with eating and drinking where appropriate 
  • Communicating effectively with other team members, parents/carers and, when required, external organisations such as OFSTED 
  • Any other duties that fit with your role within the team 

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • You will attend regular activity days on campus (college transport is available) with other apprentices approximately every 6 weeks.
  • You will also have workplace visits from your college instructor-mentor.
  • Your working hours will include study time.
  • You will spend time with children of different ages and be mentored throughout by an experienced team. 
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is excellent potential for permanent employment, further education up to degree level and promotion to room leader/supervisor or diversify to a specialism such as SEN (special educational needs) or safeguarding lead. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day, transport should be accessible and achievable. We have outdoor play sessions every day so you will need appropriate clothing. Clean, sensible shoes are a must. You will not be permitted to wear any loose jewelry (e.g. earrings should be studs not loops or dangling type) You should be confident in working with children and be able to follow Health & Safety policies as you will be working with some vulnerable children. DBS is essential (you will be supported to complete this)

About the employer

Full day nursery hours for children 3 months to 5 years Breakfast, afterschool and holiday club provision for children up to 8 years Based on Fairfield industrial estate in a soft play centre building.




Units 3-4 Tongue Lane Industrial Estate



SK17 7LF

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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


Apprenticeships 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College using the link provided or search "Buxton & Leek College Apply Now" through your preferred web browser.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2024