Early years educator apprenticeship - TicTots Day Nursery - Preston INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

The applicant will be working as part of a dynamic team providing childcare and education in line with TicTots curriculum and learning our ways of working to carry out childcare for children under age five years old. You will support the nursery teacher and the nursery staff in the day to day running of the nursery, plus more.

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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 per week, 19 months to complete the qualification. Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 3:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

General Duties:

  • Support the nursery teacher and the nursery staff in the day to day running of the nursery
  • Provide compassionate care and exciting learning opportunities for all children in your care
  • Assess, plan for and review the learning and development of the children to help them achieve the best outcomes in their Early Years education
  • Be a driving force for children’s achievement and well-being
  • Assist the class teacher in differentiating the delivery of the curriculum in line with each child’s individual needs, including small group work, creative activities and play opportunities
  • Have a full understanding of the nursery systems of record keeping and keep records of the children’s development
  • Prepare activities which enable children with any additional needs to fully access the curriculum
  • Confer with other nursery staff to compare observations, discuss future planning and any other relevant matters
  • Follow all school wide and nursery specific policies and procedures and contribute to the continuous improvement of our provision for children
  • Assist with the domestic management of the nursery including ensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times
  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and the school and to uphold its standards at all times
  • Adhere to the safeguarding policies and procedures and to safeguard the children at all times

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Keep knowledge up to date and reflect on own practice, identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness
  • Demonstrate expertise and skills in understanding the needs of all pupils and know how to contribute effectively to the adaptation and delivery of support to meet individual needs.
  • Demonstrate a level of subject and curriculum knowledge relevant to the age and stage of pupils
  • Have appropriate phonological knowledge in order to lead groups effectively
  • Use resources effectively in order to support subject and curriculum development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety in your daily practice ensuring that all policy and advice is followed.  Take responsibility for your own health and safety.
  • Have high standards and knowledge of English, maths and phonics

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing 
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression into a full-time role for the right applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English/ Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths/Function Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits: Eligible for an NUS card for discounts in shops and restaurants Eligible for an apprenticeship oyster card, 30% off travel Discount on Nandos, ASOS, Vue cinema and much more Earn while you learn No debt Automatic rise in pay after 12 months Secure a job with little or no experience Remote learning Paid twice a month

About the employer

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




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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

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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