Early Years Apprentice KIDO SCHOOLS UK LIMITED

Welcome to the heart of Kido, where passion, ambition, and people are at the core of everything we do! Our Level 3 apprenticeship offers an enriching experience. The apprenticeship is designed to be work-based, with dedicated time allocated for coursework completion.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will receive a pay increase equal to your level of qualification. This can be up to £27,000 per year.

  • Working week

    The nurseries are open from 7.30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, and so shifts will be within these hours. This will amount to 40 hours per week. The minimum hours we can offer is 30 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

  • As an Early Years Apprentice your primary focus will be supporting the team in providing a safe and inspiring learning environment where every child thrives
  • You’ll be a team player with a positive can-do attitude, collaborating with the team to deliver engaging activities that align with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) standards for child learning and development. An ability to effectively communicate with parents, children and colleagues will set you apart and aid us in delivering the best experience possible
  • You’ll have safeguarding at the forefront of your mind, ensuring any concerns are raised and acted upon immediately. With a hands-on approach and with great attention to detail, you’ll deliver exceptional experiences throughout the children's learning journeys within our nursery
  • You’ll also get involved with mealtimes, ensuring all dietary requirements are met, and any other reasonable tasks to ensure the smooth running of the nursery environment
  • We take pride in creating a nurturing environment that caters to individual needs, acknowledging the diversity of each child's background, culture, disabilities, and medical history
  • Your flexibility and dedication, insights and feedback will be valued as we constantly push the boundaries of excellence and reimagine what exceptional early years education really means

The training you will be getting

  • You will be based at one of our nurseries in London or Windsor and will work 40 hours per week to complete your apprenticeship. You can find out more about our nursery locations by visiting https://kidoschools.com/uk/our-nurseries-london/ to see which location would suit you best. 
  • The coursework element amounts to 6 weeks in total, and this will be flexibile based on your progress with the qualification. 
  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Functional Skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualified you will become an Early Years Educator. If you're keen to progress towards management you can then apply for Deputy Room Leader. From here, Room Leader, Third in Charge, Deputy Manager and Nursery Manager is a traditional route
  • Sometimes people choose to specialise in areas such as SEND, and so additional qualifications and learning are available to support with your future skills development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

Things to consider

You will be working directly with babies and children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. You will receive initial safeguarding training as well as health and safety, and awareness of these topics will be beneficial. Your role will be key in these children's development and education, and so is a hands on role.

About the employer

Kido is a place where innovation and imagination unite to create modern Early Years settings. We are international, with nurseries in India, USA and the UK. In the UK we run 13 (soon to be 14!) Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding nurseries in and around London. We blend the best practices from the Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf Steiner approaches. This magical fusion, combined with state-of-the-art learning spaces and 21st-century technology, brings a whole new level of wonder to early years education at Kido. Our purpose is to reimagine early years and what excellence really means in our nurseries and for our people. Every Kido nursery is unique, and every nursery has the freedom to shape their nursery and showcase their passions. Take Golders Green for example, where our wonderful Nursery Manager Gail opens the door to a realm of magical and captivating stories which really showcase her dedication to literacy in early years. Or Wandsworth, where Manager Shaddiya is keen to provide as many hands-on learning experiences as possible through explorer days, unlocking a world of endless possibilities for the children. We’re super passionate about developing our team members to be the best that they can be. Whether you’re starting an apprenticeship with us to get qualified, or are ready to take the next steps into management, we are here to support your ambitions. Perhaps you’ll even join the hub team one day working in marketing, finance, training, people, or operations. Join us and who knows, you might pioneer a role we never even imagined!




Any of our London nurseries


SW16 6DL


Nicole Johnson



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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

You can expect an initial phone call with our recruitment team who will take you through the next stages. There will be some forms to complete, initially, followed by a phone interview and then a face-to-face interview. If you’re successful, we’ll do some pre-employment checks as part of our Safer Recruitment process before you can start. This is a requirement from Ofsted and the NSPCC to help with safeguarding children.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Sep 2024