Early Years Apprenticeship Level 3 at Chiltern Nurseries Ltd CHILTERN NURSERIES LTD

We provide a home from home environment since 2002. There’s an opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship and join our team, to begin your childcare journey. We also offer career progression, further training, and support staff to complete their childcare degree’s. It requires dedication, punctuality, and enthusiasm to be successful.

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Closing date: 04 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 to Friday with shift patterns between 7:30am and 6:30pm. Shifts TBC. Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To provide high quality care and education for all children within our settings.
  • To learn the planning format supporting children’s development, including children’s interests and next steps and contribute to these plans
  • Carry out planned activities with groups of children with early years workers to help support and guide
  • To follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
  • To have small group of key children and be responsible for tracking their development with support of room leader and team
  • To observe and record children’s development contributing to their learning journey
  • To use initiative supporting the environment and activity ideas to create excitement and awe for the children
  • Actively promote each child’s self- esteem
  • Awareness of duty to safeguard all children within our care.

The training you will be getting

  • Early years educator level 3

  • EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent Training 
  • How to promote Equality and Diversity
  • Young children’s development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)
  • How to effectively support numeracy and literacy development in children
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of children
  • Food and Hygiene (Short Course)
  • Be able to support all organisational processes and procedures
  • How to promote the wellbeing and resilience for young children.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Ongoing Training and development 
  • Team Leading course
  • Management course
  • We support staff who wish to complete their childcare degree
  • Forest School leadership course.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Approachable, Time Management, Motivation


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

You will be expected to attend college two Fridays a month, to complete your qualification. This is classroom based and is supported by the college assessor and our in-house training manager. Applicant must be able to successfully obtain a DBS if successfully offered the vacancy.

About the employer

Our first nursery, Chiltern Day Nursery opened in October 2002 in Sutton. Chiltern is the epitome of what we stand for as a company, a home from home for the children in our care. Glaisdale Nursery opened in 2008, and whilst substantially larger than Chiltern it still has the home from home key features that we pride ourselves in. It is during viewings of our Cheam nursery that it become evident to us that there was a lack of childcare within the Epsom area, that started our search for our third nursery site. When the site of Lynton House Preparatory School in Ewell became available we saw our vision come alive. With its traditional features of the Georgian property along with the large exploratory garden we knew it would make a beautiful nursery.




26 Manor Road





Sherrill Tobin


0208 6428526

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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

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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