Early Years Apprentice Little Sprouts Nursery

We are looking for someone who is passionate about giving children the best start in life. We have an opening for an Early Years Apprentice in our nursery working with babies and children aged up to 5 years old. The right candidate must have a knowledge of child development and have a thirst to grow professionally.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 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

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm (Flexible shifts).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 May 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Interacting with the children
  • Helping prepare snack times
  • Assisting with the supervision of outdoor play
  • Preparing learning areas
  • Supporting the children during play and learn
  • Teamwork

The training you will be getting

Training will be provided by Riverside Training. Training is work based meaning you spend the majority of time within the workplace but will be released into the training centre periodically if needed.

During this apprenticeship, you will work towards learning the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Early Years Educator Standard and you will work towards the Level 3 Diploma for the Early years practitioner (Educator).

  • Apprenticeship standard- Early Years Educator. Level 3 (A level)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To become qualified at Level 3 and have the opportunity to become a permanent member of the team subject to criteria. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/c) Desired

About the employer

Little Sprouts was established just over 10 years ago by Becky Garratt and her mum, Julie Kirby, working as childminders from Becky’s home, situated in Sheringham. As Little Sprouts was established by Becky and her mum it gave the children a real feeling of being part of a “Big Family Unit” Over the years Little sprouts has flourished into a small day nursery, now running from Aylmerton village hall, from two rooms that the Village Hall offers, at the hall we still pride ourselves in promoting the environment to feel as before “A Big Family Unit!” If the children feel relaxed and comfortable in their environment, they will blossom. Little Sprouts is open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm. We have named the two rooms at the hall: Button Sprouts: offering 14 spaces a day for children from birth upwards. Brussel Sprouts: offering 16 spaces a day for children up to 4 years.


Little Sprouts Nursery


Church Road


NR11 8PZ

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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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