Apprentice Early Years Educator at Level 3 ACREWOOD DAY NURSERY LTD

Acre Wood Day Nursery is looking for an individual who is keen to start/continue in the childcare sector. Are you interested in looking after children and wish to gain a professional qualification at L3, gaining valuable experience and learning how to be a nurturing childcare professional in a family feel environment? Duties include assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children.

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Closing date: 31 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

    Up to 36 hours a week falling between 7.30am and 6.00pm, May involve some occasional weekend work. 16-18 years old will not be required to work over 8 hours per day.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents and other family members
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parents evenings, fundraising events etc
  • To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery
  • To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery
  • To assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children
  • To implement the daily routine within the nursery
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the Nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours) and the Paediatric / Emergency First Aid. This will be delivered in the workplace. Off the Job training will be given, 6 hours per week to complete all the necessary training. Additionally Functional Skills training will be given to those who haven't attained a maths and English GCSE or equivalent at 4/C or above.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the successful candidate has completed their Early Years Apprenticeship Standard, there will be the opportunity for internal progression within the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Friendly and Positive


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

About the employer

At Acre Wood, we are not a nursery, we are a second home where the children feel like they are visiting an extended family. We like to ensure that all the children feel safe, secure and loved while they are with us and that they feel they are part of a community. We like to give the opportunity for children to grow within a caring, secure and stimulating environment. Our staff will offer space and time for children to explore and engage in their surroundings. We acknowledge that our children come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs and this is reflected in our respect of each individual child and their families. We praise and encourage the children to develop their self-esteem. We want our children to be confident and develop a sense of achievement through exploring and discovering and learning through experiences that are pleasurable and rewarding. We like to provide a range of different activities that take into account their holistic development and social abilities.




1 Westfield Hall

Westfield Court

Lower Wortley Road

LS12 4PX

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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


Owner : Maxine Sadler or Manager: Amy Newsome

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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