Early Years Apprentice Chester Day Nursery

We are offering the opportunity to complete a Level 3 Early Years apprenticeship at Chester Day Nursery. We pride ourselves in being a happy and welcoming nursery that offers additional training to members of the team and an in-house mentor to support you through your training.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 30 hours per week. No weekends or evenings. Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role of the apprentice will include:

  • Ensuring you care for the children's individual needs and care routines.
  • You will be working alongside an experienced and qualified team that will support you through your apprenticeship.
  • You will be required to support the children's learning and development through fun activities that you plan.
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification

Additional certificates in Safeguarding, First Aid, Equality and Diversity etc, upon your start. You must complete a certificate in Early Years First Aid as part of this apprenticeship.

Functional Skills in English and maths, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following successful of the apprenticeship, you could pursue a full-time career as a Nursery Practitioner or Early Years Teacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Elmscot Day Nursery and Nursery School Chester was acquired by the Elmscot Group in July 2018 and was formerly known as Little Friends Day Nursery and Learning Centre.


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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

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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