Ofsted OUTSTANDING rated (Dec 2023) We offer a knowledgeable and supportive environment with time dedicated for your studies. We have experienced, dedicated and passionate Early Years Educators who you will work alongside and a manager dedicated to training and supervision. You will learn how to work across all age ranges.

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Closing date: 03 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid lunch breaks are included within the 40 hours

  • Working week

    Shifts vary between the hours of 07.30 - 18.00 but you only get the early or late shifts after you are confident within your role - so initially main shifts will be between 08.00 - 17.30. 40 hours on average per week. One half day off per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 May 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working and studying 40 hours per week, with one half day off, your duties and the things you will learn will include:
  • To play, teach and develop the children's skills - social, emotional, physical etc
  • To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing;
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times;
  • Ensure that poorly children are kept calm and warm and management are notified immediately;
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day to day caring and early learning needs;
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disability, family background or medical history;
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside of work hours.
  • To keep an up to date personal Professional Log to include supervision notes, training, appraisal information and other relevant information;
  • To know and understand the Safeguarding and Welfare responsibilities to keep children safe.

The training you will be getting

You will achievel the Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification (EYE)

Most of the training is at our nursery - L39 6ST. Atutor from Runshaw College will come out to visit you and to help you keep on track. There may be some days rerquired to be in college (Leyland)

You get 8 hours a week 'off the job' training which are completed at the nursery, this can be your course work, observing other age ranges, supervision time with your nursery mentor etc.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ideally you will work with us - after you get more experience there is the option to become a Senior Nursery Practitioner and after that, work towards becoming a Room Leader. Other staff have moved to Speech and Language Therapy, SEN support, University and all other related industries that work with young children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Educator (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

We have 1.5 acres of outdoor space which includes a small forest area. You must enjoy being in and out side and getting stuck in with a variety of messy activities.

About the employer

We are a family owned business/nursery - our focus is on being the best possible nursery for the families who use us, with the best nursery practitioners in the area.




59 Springfield Road



L39 6ST


Chris Billington



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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 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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