Early Years Educator Apprentice New City College

New City College is offering a fantastic opportunity of an apprenticeship at our Hackney campus. The nursery is a fun, happy environment with a strong professional team who are passionate about giving children the best start in life. You will deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children in early years.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm (hours may vary).

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment
  • Ensure you are familiar with the key policies and procedures, especially safeguarding children, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety
  • Work in partnership with Early Years professionals, for example Health Visitors and SEN services
  • Within reason to comply with requests to work outside normal hours, for example to cover if staff unexpectedly have to leave the room or are called away. This includes requests from the nursery to work longer days from time to time
  • To assist in support for parents and families. Working in partnership with parents/carers, recognising that parents are their children’s first educators and encourage parental involvement in the nursery
  • Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately. Ensure management are informed and consulted where relevant
  • Participate in room and staff meetings
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade and character of the work as may reasonably be required by the nursery
  • Never leave the room/nursery/childcare location and put your colleagues at risk of being out of ratio - unless in case of emergency
  • To provide experiences that are play based and child centred without over focus on an end product
  • To participate in staff meetings and training relating to management, administration, professional practice and personal development in relation to the early years and in line with college requirements
  • To support and assist nursery apprentices/students
  • To participate in a programme of supervision/appraisal with the Manager and Deputy Manager
  • To demonstrate flexibility and high levels of commitment to the service
  • To demonstrate an understanding of child protection issues and follow procedures in line with the nursery, the borough and New City College
  • To ensure the room is kept tidy and organised to allow for the efficient use of time and to maintain the high-quality standards that we have set as our ongoing
  • To ensure that child-care practice within the nursery reflect and promote the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To adhere to the college policies and procedures, including those specific to the nursery
  • To support nurseries across the group, including travelling to and working at other sites when required
  • To ensure that parents/carers demonstrate an understanding of and adherence to the aims and objectives of the nursery and all other policies. To articulate these to parents and carers, students on placement, other staff and visitors where appropriate
  • To assist the Manager in ensuring that resources for the room are ordered in a timely fashion and in accordance with nursery budgets and are age appropriate
  • Attend and prepare for initial and ongoing meetings with parents to share children’s progress and the regular upkeep of records and learning journal system which support children’s development and interest

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • First Aid training
  • Paediatric first aid qualification
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours
  • Day release to attend NCC Hackney campus (N1 6HQ)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential offer of permanent position on completion of apprenticeship.

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, Ability to work/plan


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 and above (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 and above (A*-C)) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Such other duties of a similar nature commensurate with the grade as may be required from time to time. This may/will require working in other campuses of the College.

About the employer

We are east London’s largest college with 20,000 students and the second largest in all of London. We have campuses in each of our three boroughs ensuring that our shared communities continue to have access to the largest choice of courses and training that will best prepare them for accessing the increasing career opportunities in this fast developing part of London. We provide education and training to young people aged from 14-18 years and to adult learners. This includes a large offering of 100+ courses at A-Levels to vocational in a range of subjects including business, IT, performing arts, graphic design, games design, social sciences, maths and science, health and social care, trade skills and catering, as well as pre-university entry courses such as Access to Higher Education and Higher National Certificates.


New City College


Falkirk Street



N1 6HQ

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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


Mylene Slama


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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