Apprentice Early Years Educator - Gooseberry Bush - GL7 6BQ THE GOOSEBERRY BUSH DAY NURSERY LTD

Are you looking for a career in childcare? Gooseberry Bush are recruiting for a Level 3 Apprentice Early Years Educator ! You will be ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts TBC Flexibility of full time and part time.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Full job description available on request.

You will be a proactive member of our team to help provide a safe, stimulating inclusive environment; to which all children are supported & encouraged to achieve to reach their full potential. You will offer full and practical support in the day to day running of the nursery.

Main duties of role:

  • To understand and to respect the need for consistency of care for the children- report for duty on time, maintain regular attendance, give appropriate notice of holiday requests.
  • To ensure that clean and hygienic standards are always maintained. This includes daily cleaning rotas, nappy changing and other nursery/housekeeping duties.
  • To develop a thorough knowledge of the company’s operational policies and procedures and the employee handbook; ensuring that they are always followed and respected.
  • To be proactive in the process of activity planning, child observation and development records on a regular basis and as requested by your room leader, deputy and manager.
  • To follow all routines, duties, rotas, record keeping activities and any other reasonable duties as requested by your room leader, deputy or manager.
  • To show respect to your room leader, deputy and manager at all times.
  • To share relevant information and ensure that information passed between parents and staff is communicated to your room leader, deputy and manager as appropriate.
  • To be involved in developing and delivering a stimulating and creative atmosphere within the group.
  • To provide staff cover within the nursery group periodically, as requested by their management team.
  • To attend all mandatory training sessions and workshops as advised by your manager.
  • To attend staff meetings, professional development training and any other events as requested by your nursery manager.
  • To carry out any other reasonable additional duties as requested by your room leader, deputy or manager from time to time.
  • To take responsibility for continued professional development by attending courses, receiving constructive feedback and reading relevant material.
  • To stick to the coursework deadlines given by tutor.
  • To maintain health and safety procedures at all times.
  • To be fully up to date with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and ensure your practice meets and aims to exceed requirements.
  • To show respect to all staff members, children and the general public in the setting.
  • Maintain confidentiality about all issues relating to children and the families and your own and other staff members issues and any other management or operational issues.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in
  • Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4+) Desired

About the employer

We listen to children's theories and give them the opportunity to test their hypothesis. We allow children to explore their interests freely during play, encouraging them to achieve their full potential. We believe all children should be encouraged as individuals and be given the space to develop as creative competent learners within an inspiring space. We work on trying to make the environment different by offering open-ended natural resources for the children so they can add their imaginations and creativity.








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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


Maryellen Wood

01709 886 836

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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