Early Years Educator Apprentice NATURE TIME CHILDCARE LIMITED

The mission of Nature Time is to help children feel connected, and understand that nothing in nature stands alone. People, plants, animals, insects - we all play a role in helping nature work. You will be ensuring safety of children, planning activities, building relationships, setting up classrooms and more.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 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 - Friday, 08:45 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 33.75

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure the welfare, safety and development of the children through observations and assessments.
  • Be responsible for your key children, including completing 2 year check.
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
  • Recording accidents in the accident book notifying a manager to report all incidents and accidents.
  • Prepare and implement a balanced and stimulating curriculum, following the children’s needs and interests.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, carers and outside agencies.
  • Attend termly staff meetings outside of normal working hours.
  • Complete professional development training deemed necessary by the manager.
  • Carry out some domestic duties, including basic food preparation.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the setting.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent evening, fundraising events etc.
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received.
  • The Apprentice will have experience with supporting in self care i.e changing nappies etc. But Apprentice will be fully supported with this by team members until they were fully competent.

The training you will be getting

  • Day release at Middlesbrough College 
  • On and off-the-job training 
  • Early Years Education Level 3 qualification 
  • Paediatric first aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

The mission of Nature Time is to help children feel connected, and understand that nothing in nature stands alone. People, plants, animals, insects - we all play a role in helping nature work. Because we are connected, we share a responsibility to take care of nature, wherever we find it. We can teach children to take care by helping them learn more about the living systems they are connected to. Nature Time is here to help children understand how these systems work, how they change, and how removing one part affects the whole. When we work together with nature, we help nature. When we help nature, we help ourselves. We are all part of a system. We hope that we can help you and your family discover that no matter where you are, nature is always within reach.




71 Barnabas Road




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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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