Working in a childcare setting with children 0-5. Working towards Advanced Diploma in Early Years. The apprenticeship lasts 14 months with your time being practical experience, planning, partaking in activities for the children in your care, and communicating with parents and team members.

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Closing date: 28 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

    Apprentices are required to be flexible to meet the needs of the business, and punctuality is key. Working as part of a team and using own initiative are essential. The average working week will be between 30 plus hours, Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating fun, engaging and safe environment for the children
  • Teaching within the EYFS requirement
  • Partaking in a range of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Supporting the children with a range of self-care needs such as feeding and personal hygiene
  • Communicating with other team members and parents
  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5
  • Being able to liaise with external customers - parents - to provide a high level of service for the childcare setting

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards the Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship standard, an Advanced Diploma in Early Years
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 14 months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful
  • This Apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the Childcare Sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of your 14-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor
  • You will complete a qualification in paediatric first aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As a Level 3 practitioner, the potential of a full-time position for the right candidate upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room leader positions
  • Possible management training
  • Springboard into primary education
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to attend online training with your Assessor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of your 14-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

Dorset Hall and Dorset Hall Nursery Parkside recognises the importance of creativity, individuality, responsibility and a sense of community. We foster a love of learning through exploration, fun and challenge in a safe place where all children are welcomed and valued and supported to achieve their best from their unique starting point. Nappy Gang has a soft play room as well as a sensory room. The team strives to provide the children in their care with every opportunity to develop and grow. The team is highly qualified and motivated in order to bring quality child care. Dorset Hall Nursery is an independent nursery group based in Tottenham, North London, providing an inclusive, multi-cultural programme which reflects the community it serves, valuing diversity for the enhanced experience and knowledge it brings. We understand the stresses of childcare and our aim is to make life easy for parents by offering flexible, all-inclusive childcare that caters for all your child’s needs, from babies and toddlers, through to preschool. Our Dorset Hall and Parkside nurseries are open from 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. We are closed on Bank Holidays, one week of the Christmas period and one week at the end of August. Our experienced and highly qualified staff ensure that every day is fun, interesting and rewarding at Dorset Hall Nursery. All our staff are friendly, approachable, caring and strive to provide the best possible care for our children. We promise to serve your child through a strong commitment to regular self-assessment, staff training and development. We invest in our staff through a structured staff development programme in order to build a happy effective team so that we can deliver the best possible education and care to your child




336 Philip Lane



N15 4AB

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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


Stuart Beer


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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