Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 - Leeds Shine Childcare

Are you looking for a new challenge? Tiny Tree Nursery might just have the perfect role for you. We are currently seeking a passionate Level 3 Early years Apprentice to join our nursery team, supporting and monitoring children's learning and development through play and planned activities.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 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

    40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Tiny Tree Day Nursery in Leeds are looking for a patient, positive apprentice to complete a Level 3 Early years Apprenticeship.

Whilst working in the nursery you will be required to:

  • Implement and promote all Nursery policies and procedures
  • Undertake a proactive key person role and build positive relationships with parents/carers and other professionals to support the individual needs of every child
  • Provide a secure, caring, friendly and stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • Contribute to the planning and develop enriching activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • Ensure children’s records are maintained and kept up to date including records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Act as a positive practice role model to ensure that the Nursery’s values are maintained
  • Maintain high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness at all times
  • Ensure that all rooms and outside areas are clean and tidy after use
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, and observe and follow the health and safety policy and procedures at all times
  • Liaise with parents and carers, keeping them informed of activities undertaken, their child’s progress with these activities, as well as the child’s general development and wellbeing
  • Be sensitive and responsive to the needs of children, parents and carers and other members of staff
  • Support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • Demonstrate initiative and get involved at all times to make a difference to the quality of care that the Nursery provides
  • Feedback any issues or opportunities identified around the site that could impact on the quality of care provided
  • Support team in the upkeep of base rooms, displays, resources, etc.
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, visitors and work colleagues
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Be aware of the high reputation of the setting and uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside
  • Work as part of a team to ensure good communication
  • Attend and participate in out of work activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent events/consultation
  • Be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as reasonably requested by line management


  • Excellent rates of pay on completion
  • Supportive and caring management team
  • Tailored induction and support program
  • A structured personal training programme and development plan
  • Opportunity for a full-time role
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounted childcare
  • Free smart and comfortable uniform
  • Free car parking
  • Happy and fun environment
  • Online benefit scheme

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Tiny Tree Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 2
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through Tiny Tree Nurseries dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to senior, team leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Staff car park Local to town centre and amenities DBS and on the update system required

About the employer

Tiny Tree Day Nursery in Leeds is an exceptional Nursery. We are located just outside of Leeds City Centre in the Woodhouse area of North Leeds. Our impressive nursery and secure outdoor space includes multiple outdoor play areas and a little woodland. Our high standard of care allows us to be regarded as one of the best nurseries in Leeds. We offer a stunning space with dedicated indoor and outdoor areas for children to learn, play and develop age.


Shine Childcare


Sycamore Lodge


West Yorkshire


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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jun 2024