Childcare/Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 WIGGLES & GIGGLES OLDBURY LIMITED

To help and support key workers in their role and support children's activities and hygiene practices whilst following nursery policies and procedures. This nursery is part of a group of 6 nurseries across the West Midlands.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Depending upon experience Employer will consider paying up to £7.00 per hour.

    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 - Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Observing children
  • Planning activities
  • Responsible for their health and well-being and attending to their every need
  • Provide outstanding standard of care and learning
  • Support their personal, social and emotional development
  • Ensure children have exciting learning opportunities and challenging interactions
  • Communicate effectively with parents
  • Keep records detailing planning and evidence of progress
  • Safeguard and look after welfare of children, you will have key children

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship Qualification.

  • Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required
  • You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress / help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments / or exams depending on course of study
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week
  • At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway
  • The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules
  • You will join a well-established team of practitioners, who will help to provide quality coaching and mentoring to achieve all of the requirements needed to achieve your qualification
  • You will receive additional training all paid for by the nursery
  • Your training will include a Paediatric First Aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent role at this setting or within the group

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Enthusiastic, Caring, Ambitious


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years/Childcare (Grade Level 2) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

An enhanced DBS check will be required prior to start date.

About the employer

Wiggles and Giggles Children’s Day Nursery is situated on the A456, Hagley Road, a major commuter route into Birmingham. The nursery supports the local areas of Oldbury, Quinton and further afield, Bromsgrove, Halesowen and Hagley. Registered to care for 75 children 0-5 years old. Ofsted registered.




634 Hagley Road West


B68 0BS

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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


Julie Perks

01384 363314

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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