Early Years Educator Apprentice Toad Hall Nursery

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner qualification, enhancing previous experience or starting out on a new career path. You will need to be 17 to apply for this role. The Apprentice will help create an environment where children’s individual needs are met , ensuring high quality childcare is provided to all.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The nursery is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm. You will work shifts on a rota basis with one hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprentice is responsible for helping to create an environment in which children’s individual needs are met and supporting the Nursery Management Team to ensure that high quality childcare is provided to all. This role profile is not exhaustive, and the Apprentice is expected to fulfil any duty as required for the effective running of the setting.

You will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and provide two suitable references as part of the recruitment process.

  • Being aware and demonstrating a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
  • To support children’s learning and development with children from all age ranges of the Early Years
  • To support children’s development skills, working to plan activities, recording observations and their progress
  • To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practice
  • Once confident in role, to assume the role of a key person to a group of children and work in partnership with parents/carers, catering for all children’s individual needs; observing, planning and evaluating development activities; keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
  • Attending staff meetings and any training that is in-house
  • To regularly update the children's daily diaries
  • To ensure that the ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the wall displays and decoration
  • To assist with the nappy changing routines & personal hygiene

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will undertake a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship qualification, which is an 15 month programme plus 4 months for End Point Assessment activities.
  • The programme is delivered through virtual and face to face training and online learning.
  • It will include functional skills exams if you don’t have English and maths GCSE at Grade 4 or above.
  • You will be required to obtain an approved paediatric first aid qualification prior to taking End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There will be opportunities to apply for a full-time, qualified role on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

This role will involve some early starts (7.30 7.45am). Please check the commute time and transport before submitting your application.. You will need to be 17 or over to be eligible. Benefits: Company Bonus Scheme (subject to eligibility criteria) Increasing annual leave with each complete year of service up to a maximum of 33 days (including Bank/Public Holidays) Your birthday off, or a Christmas shopping day off, after one full year of service Discounts and savings with Perkpal Employee Assistance programme (EAP)

About the employer

Toad Hall Nurseries are rated as an Ofsted ‘Good’ provider of childcare and are responsible for 12 nurseries across Surrey, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. They offer childcare and early education for children from the age of 3 months. Children have a dedicated team of staff looking after them and making sure that they have the best early life experiences. By combining excellent facilities and the expertise of their qualified staff, they ensure that all of the children enjoy their time at the nursery.


Toad Hall Nursery


117 Ifield Road


RH11 7BP

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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


Caz Callam


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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