Early Years Educator Apprentice THE ARK LITTLEBOROUGH LIMITED

If you’re interested in working with younger children, an apprenticeship in Early Years with us can be the perfect route into your chosen career. Not only will you earn as you learn, but the qualification will give you practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge, leading to a wide range of job opportunities.

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Closing date: 25 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    Pay is dependent on age and experience.

    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, between 7.15am and 6.15pm, shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are always looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join us at The Ark. We pride ourselves on valuing our employees and recognising hard work as well as progression, training and support throughout your career. We are one of three nurseries therefore potential to train and grow is immense. 

Main duties to Include:

  • Under supervision and with support,  
    provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding  
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • To be a part of a friendly team of educators

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Apprenticeship learning takes place in the workplace.
  • Company training day 
  • Safeguarding training 
  • First aid training 
  • Food hygiene training  
  • Other CPD opportunities throughout the year whilst working towards
  • Early Years qualification 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualfiied, progression is offered to the correct candidate
  • This could be full-time employment or progression through other sites

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C / 4 and above) Essential
Other Early Years Level 2 (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

The role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and two references.

About the employer

The Ark has been providing the highest quality childcare since 2002 when it opened its flagship nursery in Mytholmroyd. Building upon the experience and expertise of the senior management team and highly qualified staff team, The Ark at Littleborough has been born! The former police station has undergone a conversion and is purpose-designed, in order to provide the highest quality childcare for children in Littleborough and the surrounding areas. The stimulating, caring day nursery, out-of-school and holiday club offer an exciting provision for children aged. attend team meetings and imputing ideas.




The Ark

Featherstall Road


OL15 8DH

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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


Nathan Finn


01706 631417

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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