Apprentice Early Years Educator - Life Bank Nursery L7 2QR Life Bank Nursery

Life Bank Nursery are looking for a Level 2 qualified practitioner to join their team. Looking for someone with a love of working with children, you will gain an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification. You will organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery and assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This may increase dependant on age of successful candidate

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To ensure that children are safe, healthy and have opportunities for learning and development within an inclusive nursery setting.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support the nursery management in the delivery of a high quality service to children from birth to five and their families
  • To work with the Nursery Management Team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage and meet the outcomes of Every Child Matters
  • To ensure that the welfare requirements of EYFS are complied with
  • To plan, prepare, implement and evaluate nursery activities
  • To undertake a Key Person role with a small group of Children
  • To contribute to the setting up, clearing away and upkeep of nursery resources
  • To support the planning, evaluation and recording of children’s progress and achievements as directed by the Nursery Management Team
  • To comply with all record keeping systems, nursery policies and procedures
  • To operate within the Nursery’s procedures for keeping children safe
  • To participate in Performance Review procedures / supervision and staff development as required by the Nursery Management Team
  • To support the Nursery Management Team in delivering a service for children with disabilities / SEN and their families
  • To work with parents as directed by the Nursery Management Team
  • To promote the Equal Opportunities Policy of the Nursery
  • To operated in a flexible way to meet the needs of the nursery, its children, parents and staff
  • To carry out, as necessary, any other duty deemed to be commensurate with the grade and status of the post and skills and experience of the post holder

This post is subject to DBS disclosure. 

All jobs are subject to change from time to time and this job description will be reviewed regularly.

This job description is a guide to the work you will be required to undertake and represents a range of responsibilities commensurate with the grade for the post.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • 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)
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

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 qualification
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4+) Desired

About the employer

Our Vision “Providing high quality childcare and education in an environment that is safe and stimulating. A place where learning takes place through play and everyone is treated as an individual.”


Life Bank Nursery


23 Quorn Street

L7 2QR

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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


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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