We would like to receive applications from enthusiastic, ambitious and highly effective candidates with a true passion to teach the Early Years Foundation Stage and a willingness to take responsibility for the children's learning and well-being.

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Closing date: 30 May 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 - Friday (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Under the guidance of senior staff, you will provide the highest level of care and education for all children attending the setting. Whilst gaining hands on experience in a high quality childcare setting you will be working towards a recognised childcare qualification.

  • Shares the nurseries ethos of excellence and aspiration
  • Can envision an outstanding environment and takes necessary steps to put this in practice
  • Ensures the provision of a high quality environment, to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any special needs, family cultures and medical histories
  • Ensures the nursery provides an exciting, safe, caring and stimulating learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, at every session
  • Creates displays that reflect the children's individual work and statements.  The relevant early learning goals, characteristics of effective learning and statements to describe 'A Unique Child' must also be included next to their work to evidence children's learning 
  • Activities and equipment are presented at the children's level with the support of a wide range of books, where necessary, to provide opportunities to extend children's literacy, reading and letter recognition skills 
  • Ensures equipment and materials are easily accessible to children, both indoors and outdoors, and children are encouraged to tidy away at the end of every session and the room left clean for the next session 
  • Provides an exciting and appropriate play environment which reflects the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum 
  • Provides an environment where play opportunities are based on children’s current interests and encourages staff to present the environment in a way that excites and stimulates or 'lights up' children's minds and allows for them to become deeply involved through play 
  • Ensures resources are appropriate and safe for children aged between 2-5 years 
  • Ensures that the nursery provides an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to rapidly make individual progress 
  • Ensures all health, hygiene and safety issues are addressed and dealt with immediately with appropriate risk assessments and safety measures in place 
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
  • To attend all out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents/carers evenings summer fayre, Christmas party, etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, cleaning the setting etc.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Directors.

The training you will be getting

  • Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. Course is delivered in the workplace only. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress 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 Early Years Educator qualification, alongside a Paediatric First aid qualification
  • Functional Skills 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible long term employment with the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner L2 (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Play 'n' Learn Nursery gives children the chance to learn about the world in a stimulating and fun learning environment. Staff ensure parents are given up to date information on their child's progress each day. Highly-skilled and caring staff offer children a variety of adult led activities as well as space for




80 Tettenhall Road



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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




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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