Early Years Educator Apprentice DAISY CHAIN DAY NURSERY LTD

At Daisy Chain we provide an environment that will help you develop the skills to become a competent and professional childcare educator. You will be supported and encouraged by not only your own mentor but the whole nursery team. We have a flexible working environment that will require a candidate that is enthusiastic and motivated.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Shifts will be on a 4-weekly rota Monday to Friday covering Nursery opening and closing times 7.30am - 6 pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be involved in the day-to-day care of children aged 3 months to 5 years
  • You will be involved in the planning and implementing of activities for the children, expanding creative skills, and encouraging children to be curious in their learning
  • You will gain experience in all the age groups of the children who attend
  • You will be involved in working in partnership with the parents and the families of the children

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship.

Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 in maths and English, must achieve these prior to end point assessment.

Training will include paediatric first aid qualification.

Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice. 

The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job activities and training.

On the job and off the job training will be delivered in their workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A potential full-time role on completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Level 2 in Childcare or Early Years is desirable

About the employer

Daisy Chain Day Nursery is a family run setting which has been established since 2002. At Daisy Chain we provide a caring and safe family environment which is stable and friendly, ensuring the children feel happy and relaxed, in turn this encourages the development of a positive self image and respect for others. We offer opportunities for children to continue to learn at their own pace and become as confident and independent as possible. We have a professional and caring support for children with additional needs. This allows parents to continue their professional activities in confidence and free from any anxiety about their child’s care. We promote equal opportunities in all aspects of life and promote British Values. We understand the needs of parents by sharing information on a regular basis and ensuring that parents are made to feel welcome in the nursery at all times. Our aim and philosophy is to ensure all children are equipped with the necessary skills they will need to make the transition from nursery to school.







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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


Chloe Burton


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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