Apprentice Early Years Educator - Toy Box Day Nursery Toy Box Day Nursery

Are you looking for a career in childcare? Toy Box Day Nursery are recruiting! You will be ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met. During the apprenticeship you will complete an Early Years Educator Level 3.

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Closing date: 20 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 to Friday, 07:15 - 18:00, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures, and systems to ensure the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met
  • To become involved in children’s activities to stimulate and extend their learning
  • To demonstrate sensitivity toward children and families within the facility
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise and report any necessary matters
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the management team
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by the management team

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in
    Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate, there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C or 4+) desirable) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C or 4+) desirable) Desired

About the employer

Toy Box has also achieved Steps to Quality 1, 2 & 3 as well as consistently maintaining a 5 star rating from Environmental Health for Food and Hygiene standards. Here at Toy Box we fully understand that choosing childcare for your child is one of the most difficult decisions a parent has to make. To this end we offer an open door policy and encourage all potential parents to drop in unannounced and see the nursery in operation. Our aim is to foster a close relationship between staff, parents and children as we feel this is the best way to help each individual child to achieve their full potential. Our highly qualified and experienced staff team is lead by Nursery Manager, Claire McCartney and Deputy Manager Sam Collier. All staff are DBS checked and have current Paediatric First Aid training. Staff also attend regular training to ensure that their knowledge and skills are kept up to date. The Nursery is open plan design with adjoining large, bright airy conservatories and large outdoor play areas. This facilitates a spacious and calm learning environment for all ages regardless of the weather. Outside there is a large enclosed playground with grass, tarmac and a soft play area providing plenty of space for the children to run around and let off steam. A separate soft play area is partitioned off for the exclusive use of the babies. Toy Box has close links with Woodhouse Primary School as well as other schools in the local area. Toy Box offers funded sessions for 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds.


Toy Box Day Nursery


24A Daisy Road



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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


Bobbie Durant


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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