Level 3 Apprenticeship - Early Years Educator Stepping Stones Nursery

Do you have a passion for education and want to start a career within an early year setting? We have a fantastic opportunities for a hardworking, empathetic and dedicated individuals to join the well-established team within Stepping Stones Day Nursery.

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Closing date: 28 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

    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6:00pm (shifts vary)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supervising children play time. 
  • Delivering high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0 – 5 years. 
  • Ensuring that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others. 
  • Developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • Be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager to complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.  
  • Engaging children in learning and play activities. 
  • Keeping and updating records. 
  • Maintaining a high standard of operation. 
  • Attending staff meetings. 
  • To keep a record of achievement file on children, for parents/carers. 
  • Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g., preparation of snacks and equipment. 
  • Recording accidents in the accident book. 
  • To contribute to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children.

The training you will be getting

  • At the end of the apprenticeship you will achieve Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) along with English and maths Functional Skills if you don't already have them.
  • You will complete your training at Stepping Stones Day Nursery, Market Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 3ED
  • Training will be one day per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Candidates who successfully completed their apprenticeship would be actively encouraged to apply for any appropriate vacancies as they arise.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Stepping Stones Day Nursery is in a convenient location, just minutes away from the Metro Centre and the A1 and also very accessible from Newcastle, Gateshead & the Team Valley. We are registered to care for up to 94 children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. Our nursery has four different rooms all with CCTV, The Baby Room, Duckling room, Cygnet room and the Pre-School room which have a range of equipment and toys that are stimulating and educational while also being age-appropriate, we also have a large outdoor area that contains a hard, grassed and soft surface so the children get plenty time outdoors as we believe it is a big part of their learning environment.


Stepping Stones Nursery


Stepping Stones Day Nursery

Market Lane

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE16 3ED

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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


Louise Crozier



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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