Childcare Apprenticeship – NVQ Level 3 Fig Tree Day Nursery

A Level 3 Childcare Apprentice is required. This apprenticeship is ideal for someone with some prior knowledge and experience within a nursery or school setting and especially someone passionate in childcare and early years, looking to further their career. Duties include: Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations.

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Closing date: 23 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

    Apprentices are required to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the business. The average working week will be between 30-40 hours, Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

·         Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun.

·         Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations.

·         Preparing and maintaining the environment and resources for the children.

·         Preparation of food for breakfast, snack and afternoon tea.

·         Supporting children’s self-help needs.

·         Being creative and enthusiastic.

·         Following safeguarding rules Undertaking First Aid training as required.

·         Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required.

·         Ensuring that all Health and Hygiene requirements are always adhered to. 

The training you will be getting

  • You will gain an NVQ Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification at the end of the course.
  • All training is completed remotely via Teams, your tutor will be there to support you throughout and visit your setting.
  • Online remote training sessions will take place once every week for the first 8 weeks and they’ll be scheduled in as and when
  • You will complete your Level 3 Paediatric First Aid.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion, you will develop into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a permanent position upon successful completion. There is also the potential to go into other childcare orientated roles e.g., social work, teaching, managerial roles etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Fig Tree Day Nursery was founded in 2011 and has always focused on supporting children, nurturing their emotional and intellectual growth. We are child-led in approach and work with parents and families to best meet each child’s individual needs.


Fig Tree Day Nursery





B45 0ES

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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


Amy Langwith


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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