Early Years Educator Apprentice KIDS 1ST STEPS LTD

Do you want to be part of an outstanding nursery provision? At Kids 1st Steps we are keen to employ the ‘right person’. Personality, enthusiasm and ambition are the most important qualities within our practitioners. You will receive a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification. Duties include: observing children as individuals and in groups, monitoring behaviour progress and possible developmental needs, and utilising specialist knowledge and experience.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10649.60 - £13,312.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts TBC during interview 32 - 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

  • To assist the Nursery Manager with the children and the administration in the Nursery and prepare for transition and to complete any work previously planned
  • To promote the work and image of the nursery by always maintaining high standards of personal appearance and adopting a friendly, professional approach to parents, members of the public and the wider community
  • To have a solid understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and assist the Senior practitioners with the planning, preparation and delivery of the curriculum and evaluation of activities
  • To promote high standards, progression, continuity and quality of learning
  • To observe children as individuals and in groups and monitor behaviour progress and possible developmental needs, utilising specialist knowledge and experience
  • To adhere to the nursery policies with special reference to the learning support, safeguarding and child protection, equal opportunities policies, and to help promote inclusion in the school
  • To lead parent meetings with parents of children in key group
  • To prepare notes for parent meetings
  • To ensure up-to-date records of the children’s progress as part of the monitoring and reviewing of educational work programmes within the individual famly profiles and to track children’s progress through the production of famly learning journals
  • To set targets for key children
  • To create Pupil Progress reports
  • To write formal reports for the children during school transitions or two year progress reviews
  • To act as a key carer to a group of children, settling in children and working closely with families
  • To be responsible for the planning, setting up and clearing away of activities in the Nursery as a whole
  • To maintain, repair and clean any equipment e.g. books, aprons, dressing-up clothes, toys, games etc. and to tidy up after use
  • To be concerned with the general welfare of the children, including matters relating to personal hygiene and health
  • To participate in lunch time routines with the children
  • To undertake outdoor play supervision within the Nursery
  • To undertake supervision of extended day activities when required for cover
  • To provide simple first aid, when necessary, and to take all reasonable measures to ensure health and safety in the classrooms
  • To prepare classrooms and outdoor areas for play activities
  • To attend departmental staff meetings and other staff meetings as required
  • To attend planning meetings during the holidays
  • To undertake setting-up and maintaining effective and efficient communication to parents
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the display boards are attractive and up-to-date
  • To undertake INSET courses as necessary for professional development
  • To be responsible, with the Nursery Manager to update records and assess when necessary
  • To undertake such other duties consistent with the nature and responsibility of the post as may be reasonably assigned by the Managers

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C+) Desired

About the employer

Kids 1st Steps are based in a purpose-built building boasting all weather outdoor space. Our nursery has celebrated success and its flagship status as one of the only Teacher led nurseries within the area where local families and members of the community continue to support and attend our nursery setting.




12 Lane End Road


M19 1TU

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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


Maxim Business Training



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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