Early Years Apprentice Explorers Lydiate Nursery

Get ready to wear your superhero cape, because your responsibilities in this role include embarking on a journey of gaining knowledge and practical experience where every day brings new challenges and accomplishments. Complete your First Aid, ensuring the well-being and safety of all children at all times, and learn how to keep up to date with policies and legislations.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, full-time. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    23 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Care for and love the children in your care
  • Help children become independent, creative and confident young people
  • Ensure that children reach their full potential by planning exciting and stimulating activities in your specified room
  • Sing, play, read and tell lots of stories
  • Not being scared of getting dirty and having fun
  • Be happy to spend time outdoors
  • Take children on walks around the local environment and teach the children about our community
  • Communicate well with parents and carers. This includes maintaining electronic learning journeys, parents evening and parent partnership through planning and next steps
  • You will need a warm and positive approach, lots of creative ideas and have a willingness and dedication to work as part of a team

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Training will be delivered on the job and by regular visits from one of our development coaches at The Learning Foundry with monthly online/face to face visit. 
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of the level 3 apprenticeship we could offer support towards a level 4 qualification, while providing the apprentice with access to various training courses and a wide work experience. There are also opportunities for promotion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Explorers Nursery is offering a contract of employment for an apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. The apprentice will be gaining knowledge, skills and behaviours that they need to achieve the apprenticeship with support from Explorers Nursery. Explorers Nursery has an excellent reputation and we want to maintain our excellent standards, this is an exciting opportunity to join a well established team. The apprentice must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families.


Explorers Lydiate Nursery


5 Moss Lane



L31 4DB

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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


Tammy Timmins



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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