An opportunity for an apprentice to join our outstanding team, whilst committing to completing a Level 3 in Early Years. You will be based with an age group where you will learn skills on the job and also have time to complete your coursework.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 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

Duties will include:

  • Helping with daily routine, being creative with planning activities, feeding, changing nappies.
  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development, and care for children aged 0 - 5 years.
  • To ensure that the childcare setting is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • Developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child's development.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by your room leader.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English may be studied, if necessary.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The possibility of a full time position for the successful candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Must have a get up and go mentality, days can be very busy! What has attracted you to this role in childcare? What do you think you can offer compared to other candidates?

About the employer

Welcome to The Cottage Day Nursery ? Bedford St. Our nursery is not just a place of learning; it's a sanctuary where your child's journey unfolds with love, care, and a touch of magic! We understand the profound trust you place in us, a responsibility we take very seriously. Every day, we strive to create an environment that echoes the love and security of home, ensuring that your child feels cherished and valued. Through a carefully crafted curriculum and with the support of our dedicated team, we help children become active learners, building the foundations that will benefit them in later education and life. We are delighted to share that our Baby & Toddler unit has been awarded an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating! This is the third time our Baby & Toddler unit has gained an Outstanding grade.




76/78 Bedford Street


DE22 3PD

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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

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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