Childcare/Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 LITTLE TREE DAY NURSERY LTD

To help and support key workers in their role and support children's activities and hygiene practices whilst following nursery policies, and carry out a good Practitioner role.

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Closing date: 07 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

    Shifts to be confirmed. Between Monday to Friday 8:00am until 6:00pm. A minimum of 30 hours per week, and the possibility of up to 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Early Years Practitioner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and delivering engaging activities that promote the physical, cognitive, and social development of the children.
  • You will also be responsible for ensuring a safe, clean, and stimulating environment.
  • You will help to establish positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues.
  • Be willing to complete your L3 Early years qualification to become a qualified viable member of our team.
  • Care for the physical, practical, and educational needs of all of the children in their care.
  • Build relationships with the children under your care, developing a close attachment with them and developing a relationship of trust and care. 
  • Monitoring children’s progress and keeping written records of their development and achievement. 
  • Safeguarding the children under your care and reporting any concerns that you have both directly to your supervisors.  
  • Engaging children in a range of fun and stimulating activities, working with them to learn through play.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship qualification:

  • Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required
  • You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only
  • An assessor will be allocated to you to progress / help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments / or exams depending on course of study
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week
  • At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification
    English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification

The Nursery will train you on the following:

  • Safeguarding
  • PFA Training
  • Healthy and Safety
  • Wellcomm
  • Others training related to this role

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To become a qualified Practitioner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years/Childcare (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

Being a good role model to children and keep high standard for taking care of children. This is a Fixed Term Contract, 38 weeks per year, wages will be paid on a Pro Rata basis.

About the employer

Here at Little Tree Day Nursery, we are a small independent nursery setting who pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming ethos. Due to continued growth, we are currently seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Early Years Practitioner to join our team. As an Early Years Practitioner, you will play an integral role in providing high-quality care and education for children in our nursery and will be tasked with supporting the Toddlers & Pre-schools in their day-to-day activities. We require our staff member to help provide a warm and nurturing environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive. We believe in the importance of play-based learning and providing a safe and supportive space for children to explore and develop their skills.








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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


Julie Perks

01384 363314

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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