Early Years Apprentice Level 3 LITTLE STEPPING STONES LTD

Little Stepping Stones Nursery is delighted to have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic apprentice to join their team. You will be working alongside experienced childcare practitioners to deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 1-5 years as well as attending training days with our training provider.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    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, 10.00am - 6.00pm, Once a month mandatory staff meeting attendance in the evenings.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 1-5 years
  • To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentices will be working towards a Level 3 qualification in Childcare
  • Training will include paediatric first aid qualification 
  • Functional Skills if required
  • This is 16-18-month course comprising of hands-on experience at the nursery and online lessons every 2 weeks for 2-3 hours

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our level 3 apprentices will be considered for room leads or equivalent positions based on performance.

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 3/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 3/4) Desired

About the employer

We are a family run nursery who provides a high standard of loving care for children aged 10 months to 5 years. Within our nursery we create a fun, relaxed atmosphere with stimulating activities and surroundings to give children the best possible foundation in life. We are situated in Wandsworth in an ideal position for local parents or only a few minute’s walk to the British Rail main line station for parents working in London. We are open 52 weeks a year from 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday. Closing all bank holidays and up to five working days at Christmas







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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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