Early Years Educator Apprentice Hollies Day Nursery

Hollies Day Nurseries are looking for enthusiastic, approachable, and fun individuals who are looking for their second step in an Early Years career. If you have a Level 2 Early Years qualification and a desire to make a difference to the youngest of people's lives, then this could be the right opportunity for you.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 6 months, your hourly wage will increase to £8.75 per hour.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts on a rota basis worked between 7.30am and 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 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

If you are successful in your application, Hollies Day Nurseries will support you through your Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship. Your duties will include:

  • Interacting positively with children, parents, visitors, and colleagues
  • Setting up and packing away activities
  • Supporting the children’s involvement in activities
  • Leading educational activities to support children’s development
  • Supporting children at nap times
  • Helping with/undertaking various cleaning tasks to ensure the environment remains hygienic
  • Helping children with their personal care needs i.e., nappy changing
  • Supporting children at snack and mealtimes
  • Following all nursery policies and procedures including the safeguarding policy

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard.

Paediatric first aid qualification.

Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice. The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job activities and training. On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is potential opportunity for ongoing permanent employment with the nursery upon successful completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Positive Attitude, Appropriate Use of Tone, Caring, Flexible, Enthusiastic, Deeply Motivated, Imaginitive, Enjoy Being with Children, Open to Constructive Criticism, High Standard of Hygiene


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 / A*-D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-3 / A*-D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years / Childcare (Grade Pass or above) Essential

About the employer

Hollies Day Nurseries is a family-run business with 4 children's day nurseries in Nottingham.


Hollies Day Nursery


150 Porchester Road




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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


Ellie Griffin


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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