Nursery Educator Apprentice EARLY YEARS PROVISION LTD

The Ladybirds Nursery offers both full and part-time positions for children between the ages of 0 to 9 years and aims to provide affordable and high quality childcare in a stimulating, spiritually conducive, enabling and child friendly environment that is “a home away from home” for children in Chadderton and its environs.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 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 to 6pm (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Monitoring and adapting to the expected patterns of children’s development
  • The significance of attachment and how to promote it effectively
    A range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop, and their influence on practice
  • The importance of promoting diversity, equality and inclusion, fully reflecting cultural differences and family circumstances
  • The importance to children’s holistic development of speech, language and communication, personal, social and emotional development, physical development
  • The potential effects of, and how to prepare and support children through, transitions and significant events in their lives
  • The current early education curriculum requirements such as the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • When a child is in need of additional support such as where a child’s progress is less than expected. how to assess within the current early education curriculum framework using a range of assessment techniques such as practitioners observing children through their day-to-day interactions and observations shared by parents and/or carers
  • The legal requirements and guidance on health and safety, security, confidentiality of information, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Why health and well-being are important for children
    How to respond to accidents, injuries and emergency situations
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures, including child protection, recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of abuse, and know how to act to protect them. Types of abuse include domestic, neglect, physical, emotional and sexual
  • How to prevent and control infection through ways such as handwashing, food hygiene practices and dealing with spillages safely

The training you will be getting

  • Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification, training will be completed within the nursery setting, and observations by their assessor within the setting
  • The standard includes a Paedratric First Aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once apprentices complete their Level 3 Early Years Educator, they can progress to a permanent position within the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade Grade 4) Essential
Other Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Must have had previous experience working with children.

About the employer

Rated Outstanding by OFSTED




Falcon Business Centre

Victoria Street



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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


Joanne McElroy


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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Jun 2024