Childcare/Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice KIDDIES KINGDOM DAYCARE LIMITED

Kiddies Kingdom is looking for a Childcare Apprentice to support children throughout the setting, working with children from age 18 months to 8 years. You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis, supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play and educational programmes within the Nursery.

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Closing date: 26 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 - various shifts to be confirmed between the hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis, supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the Nursery. You will work as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of qualified staff.

You will interact with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists.

The postholder will:

  • Remain professional and approachable at all times with all members of staff, parents and visitors
  • Be flexible over shift patterns to ensure that the nursery is functioning safely at all times and complying with safe standards at work
  • Ensure a safe environment for children, parents and visitors in accordance with policies and procedures and the Health and Safety Act at Work 1974
  • Maintain Standards of Care
  • Communicate professionally and courteously with colleagues, children, parents and visitors
  • Report all accidents and incidents in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Manage complaints as appropriate to their level of responsibility in accordance with the Complaints Policy
  • Be aware of Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
  • Ensure that record keeping is up to date and records are kept in accordance with Standards for Records and Record Keeping
  • Keep up to date with new practices

The postholder will carry out all the duties of this post in compliance with:

  • Equal Opportunities Policies and practice and related policy guidelines
  • The legal requirements of the S D Act 1975
  • The legal requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976
  • The legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Nursery Files and Letters are strictly confidential. The post holder must not divulge any details about the care of children nor indulge in conversations likely to prejudice the care of any child.

This job description is an outline only and may be amended to take account of changes within the Nursery.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard.

Function Skills Level 2 in maths and English Language if required.

First aid qualification.

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be working towards a NVQ qualification. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress / help you through you course.

Continual assessment for NVQ’s coupled with assignments / or exams depending on course of study. No college attendance is required, your course will be delivered in your workplace.

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 qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The possibility of a full-time post upon completing the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Common sense, Serious about this industry, Willingness to learn, Ownership of duties, Be able to follow instructions


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade D/3 or above or F Skills Lev 1) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years/Childcare (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS prior to commencing employment. You will be working hands on with children. The Nursery opens at 7:30 am. If applicants have long term experience working in a Nursery but do not have a Level 2 Childcare/Early Years Qualification, they may be considered.

About the employer

Private Day Nursery operating from 7:30am until 6:00pm. Full Day Care for Children are from age 18 months - to 8 years, with a capacity for a total of 36 children. Located approx 1.6 miles from Dudley Town Centre.







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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


Julie Perks


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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