Apprentice Early Years Educator CLEVER CLOGS DAY NURSERIES LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for an opportunity to work with a highly trained, professional team. Do you have a passion for working with children? Are you looking for a role which is rewarding and you can make a difference to a child’s development? If the answer is yes then this could be the apprenticeship for you!

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The contract provided to apprentices is normally 30 hours a week including college, if you would like to work more hours please discuss this at interview as more hours can be made available to you.

  • Working week

    The working hours of the organisation are Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6pm. The week will be planned across these hours and will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Various duties to ensure a continuous high standard of care to meet current Ofsted regulations
  • To contribute ideas towards learning and development of the children
  • Assist with observing, documenting and evaluation of activities
  • Use the EYFS learning objectives and characteristics of learning to monitor children’s progress
  • To use own initiative to enhance children’s learning, support new starters, challenge existing knowledge and plan for learning enhancements linked to EYFS
  • To contribute own ideas for enhancing role play areas, the secret garden and indoor provision
  • Be a positive role model and show respect for all children and their families regardless of background, race, religion, gender, or stage of development
  • Other duties including: preparing snacks, drinks, assisting children at lunchtime, changing nappies, settling children to sleep, assisting with toileting/potty training, supporting challenging behaviour.

The training you will be getting

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • On the job training to be provided by the employer
  • You will be required to attend Bishop Auckland College on a Thursday throughout the academic year

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Employment opportunities will be available within the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Working in a nursery is challenging and hard work, however it is very rewarding. You will be expected to work in all areas of the nursery.

About the employer

Clever Clogs is a family-owned children’s day nursery group, operating two Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING early years settings in the cathedral city of Durham. Our nurseries in Belmont and Bowburn offer care from 0-11, including out-of-school care and holiday clubs.




Durham Road




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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


David Brough

01388 743164

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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