Early Years Educator Apprenticeship RIVERSIDE NURSERY LIMITED

The successful candidate will be working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5, working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful.

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Closing date: 29 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, shifts to be confirmed (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 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

  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0-5
  • Completing a variety of day-to-day childcare tasks to ensure that children’s needs, welfare and education are catered for. This can include helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, take part in singing, role play and story telling and more
  • Also, being able to liaise with external customers, parents, to provide a high level of service for the childcare setting
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years and a first aid qualification
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 13 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 and punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles and career paths within the childcare sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 10 days out of your 13-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
  • Undertaking Paediatric First Aid training as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 Practitioner, with the potential of a position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader positions
  • Possible management training
  • Springboard into Primary Education
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Continuous development in the current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Riverside Nursery is a leading Montessori nursery and a happy learning environment for children that stimulates them physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. They believe that happy children are more open to opportunity, more confident, and more at ease with themselves. This ensures the best start to their learning journey. A Montessori nursery provides a well-balanced, child-centred introduction to skills that last a lifetime. From the age of three, our children move into the pre-school phase of their education where they can develop confidently at their own pace.




Riverside Nursery

Ensign House, Juniper Drive,

Battersea Reach

SW18 1TA

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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


Kirsty McDougall



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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