Early Years Apprentice Notting Hill Day Nursery

Due to increasing numbers we have a vacancy for a passionate apprentice. Working as part of a small team the role will develop robust knowledge of working with very young children.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    36 hours per week. College day every Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role involves observing young children at play, planning for next steps in learning and assessment of progress. There is a heavy emphasis on developing strong reciprocal relationships with parents and communicating with them both electronically and face to face. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic manner towards supporting young children in their exploration of the world. 

Your daily duties will include:

  • Planning, and carrying out activities
  • Liaising with parents
  • Observing children’s play and recording progress in learning
  • Maintaining records

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English – if applicable and depending on your prior attainments and being able to provide evidence of these
  • Training 1 day per week at college
  • Observations to be completed in the workplace to assess competence
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Although this is not guaranteed, a full-time role may be available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above (C-A*)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above (C-A*)) Essential

About the employer

Our aim at Notting Hill is to provide care and education for young children in a safe, stimulating environment. We offer both part-time and full-time care for children aged between birth and five years., across three separate rooms, a Baby Room from birth to 2 years old, a toddler room for 2-3 year olds and a pre-school room for 3-4 year olds. Notting Hill is located in a rural area between Axbridge, Wedmore and Weare in Somerset, and as such, we are fortunate to have a large garden, with outdoor toys, a mud kitchen and forest school, where we do much of our learning when the weather allows.


Notting Hill Day Nursery





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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


Sharna Brinkley


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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