Early Years Apprentice Butterfield Pre-school

Butterfield Preschool are looking for an apprentice to provide support in their nursery. The apprentice will help with the development of all students, support the aims and objectives of the setting, assist the manager to ensure all children in the setting are cared for correctly and that the settings mission statement is adhered to.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 7.30am – 6pm, flexible. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Working under the Nursery Manager and Deputy and be responsible for the daily running of the nursery, adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Ofsted, ensuring compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation, safeguarding requirements all within the  requirements and guidelines laid down in the Early Years National Standards.

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Supervising students, recognising own training needs, monitoring training and developing teamwork.
  • Supporting and liaising with the Manager & Deputy on a daily basis.
  • Supporting children with additional needs on a 1:1 basis during set times.
  • Care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Planning and preparing activities to develop all aspects of the child's individual development in a stimulating atmosphere. This planning is to meet the needs of the children and in accordance to the Early Years foundation stage.
  • To ensure key worker responsibilities and notes are kept accurate and up to date.
  • Ensuring that the preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the nursery playrooms, kitchen and equipment are carried out according to the Policies & Procedures, cleaning rota and risk assessments.
  • Liaising with parents and ensuring effective communication within the nursery.
  • Ensuring that at all times only designated staff administer medication as recorded in the risk assessments and as displayed in the Operational Plan.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • Attendance at staff meetings at times appointed by the Nursery Manager.
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background: in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Assisting the Manager and participating in arranging regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings and ensuring effective marketing.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager and proprietor.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional Skills Maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Patience, Enthusiastic, Passion for working with kids, Genuine care for children, Interested in school life, Friendly and caring, Time management, Health & Safety awareness, Knowledge of EYFS and SEND


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
Other Level 2 Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

We are based in the grounds of Junction Farm Primary School and have excellent close links with the school. We are an independently run preschool who cater for children aged from 2 years old offering a wide range of activities and sessions at an affordable price. We are registered and inspected by Ofsted and can take up to 26 children per preschool session. We find that most of the children who attend our preschool make a smooth easy transition into Nursery and School life.


Butterfield Pre-school





TS16 0EU

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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


Anna Harper


07436 795883

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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