Our setting comprises of two dedicated rooms. One jungle themed playroom, filled with lots of resources which are appealing to children. The second room is dedicated to creativity, which provides a safe area for messy play. The role will include working and playing with children, being a great care giver & being a point of contact for parents.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

My name is Rachael and I’m the owner of Daisy Chain Childcare. My setting is based within my home, and I look after on average of 18 children per day. Their ages range from 6 months to 4 years old. I work alongside two assistants.  

I began my career by completing an apprenticeship within childcare. I completed my apprenticeship in a small home-based setting and knew from that very first day I wanted to open my own nursery.  

I would love to be able to offer the opportunity to another person just starting out.  

What you’ll be doing 

  • You will be allocated a workplace mentor who will be responsible for training, setting targets and allowing you to fulfil the job role requirements and participating in regular reviews 
  • Supervising children within the nursery environment, including mealtimes, rest periods and nappy changing/toileting 
  • Creating fun and engaging activities to suit the needs of the children 
  • Promote good hygiene practices 
  • Building solid, caring relationships with parents/carers, families, professionals, and your team 
  • Keeping accurate records and communicating with parents/carers 
  • Supporting your team members and being a positive role model, who looks to develop and suggest positive changes 
  • Attend staff meetings or any training courses that will help enhance your personal and professional development 
  • Monitor and record all accidents. 
  • Adhering to and implement all nursery procedures and policies.
  • Carrying out general housekeeping duties. 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is a full time job available for the right candidate at the end of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's in Any Subject including English & Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Essential

Things to consider

You will receive 5 weeks holiday per year. Holidays are on set dates. We close for two weeks in August, two weeks over Christmas and one week at Easter. Public transport is not easily accessible from our location, please check how you would travel to work before applying.

About the employer

I have been working in a nursery setting for several years, which has given me the knowledge and experience to open my own childcare setting. I am registered with Ofsted and have been open since January 2019. I also have two assistants that work alongside me. My first assistant is Heather Watson, she is a qualified nurse and has worked at Daisy Chain since January 2020. My second assistant is Tia Smith who joined our team in January 2023, she holds a level 3 in childcare and has over seven years of childcare experience. Our setting comprises of two dedicated rooms. The main room is a jungle themed playroom, filled with lots of exciting and colourful resources which are appealing to children. The room includes a shopping role play area, a cosy reading corner with sofa and a children’s play tent and tunnel. The second room is designated to creativity, which provides a safe area for messy play activities. We are lucky to have open fields and horses at the bottom of our garden, which allows us to explore nature and the outdoors. We are very proud to provide a cosy ‘home from home’ feeling with a happy, friendly atmosphere where children can develop their confidence and learn through play in a safe, warm and caring environment. Our aim is to create a loving place, where children will want to come back again and again.








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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


Emma Norbury


0191 5185587

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

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You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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