Early Years Educator - Apprenticeship Toad Hall Nursery

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner qualification in a Grade 2 'Good' Ofsted rated Nursery. The Apprentice is responsible for helping to create an environment in which children’s individual needs are met and supporting the Nursery Management Team to ensure that high quality childcare is provided to all.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The nursery is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm. You will work shifts on a rota basis with one hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

This role profile is not exhaustive, and the Apprentice is expected to fulfil any duty as required for the effective running of the setting.

You will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and provide two suitable references as part of the recruitment process.

Your tasks will include:

  • Being aware and demonstrating a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
  • To support children’s learning and development with children from all age ranges of the Early Years
  • To support children’s development skills, working to plan activities, recording observations and their progress
  • To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practice
  • Once confident in role, to assume the role of a key person to a group of children and work in partnership with parents/carers, catering for all children’s individual needs; observing, planning and evaluating development activities; keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
  • Attending staff meetings and any training that is in-house
  • To regularly update the children's daily diaries
  • To ensure that the ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the wall displays and decoration
  • To assist with the nappy changing routines & personal hygiene.

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will undertake a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship, which is an 18 month programme plus 3 months for End Point Assessment activities
  • The programme is delivered through virtual and face to face training and online learning
  • It will include Functional Skills exams if you don’t have English & maths GCSE at Grade 4/C or above
  • You will be required to obtain an approved paediatric first aid qualification prior to taking End Point Assessment
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualificatiom
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There may be opportunities to apply for a full-time, qualified role on completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Progression to a level 4 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Early morning starts - you will need to be at work for 7.45am some days. Check transport to and from the location - can you get there? How long will it take? Are you happy with both of those? THIS ROLE WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DBS CHECK FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS.

About the employer

Toad Hall Nurseries are rated as an Ofsted ‘Good’ provider of childcare and are responsible for 12 nurseries across Surrey, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. They offer childcare and early education for children from the age of 3 months. Children have a dedicated team of staff looking after them and making sure that they have the best early life experiences. By combining excellent facilities and the expertise of their qualified staff, they ensure that all of the children enjoy their time at the nursery.


Toad Hall Nursery


Goldwater Lodge

Wishbone Way


GU21 3RT

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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


Caz Callam


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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