A fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in the world of early years. Offering vibrant working atmosphere with passionate owners this is a great chance to work with children and make a difference. Duties will include assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children sometimes on a one-to-one basis.

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Closing date: 25 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 to be confirmed between Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your main duties will include:

  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker
  • To keep good records of the children
  • Maintain good relationships with parents and children
  • Assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children sometimes on a one-to-one basis
  • To be aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Monitor the secure outdoor play area
  • Help with arts & crafts
  • Monitor the quiet/sleeping area
  • Assist with books/reading
  • Supervise organised outings

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification:

  • Safeguarding
  • Food Hygiene
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Fire Safety

Functional skills in maths and English (if required).

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full-time position at the childminding practice and pathways for continuous professional development may be available for staff within the role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Good team worker, Willingness to learn, Happy and smiling face, Very creative, Ready to get messy


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C+) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years / Childcare (Grade PASS) Desired

Things to consider

Successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure

About the employer

Nursery Rhymes Nursery is a nursery based in Bollington caring for children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years. We have been opened for 2 years now and would like someone who is committed and dedicated to join our team.




Middlewood House

Grimshaw Lane


SK10 5JB

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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


Maxim Business Training



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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