Early Years Apprentice The Railway Children's Day Nursery

Do you want to become qualified within the Early Years Sector? Are you serious about a career within Early Years? This role is ideal for anyone who is keen to work with children and is willing to learn and progress within the Nursery. Early Years Apprentice will work with and care for children from birth to 5 years.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Friday between 8:00am - 6pm (Start times and finishing times can vary).

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Early Years Apprentice will work with and care for children from birth to 5 years.

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • To help ensure the preschool nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • To understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents,
    complaints and emergencies.
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • To be a key person.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool aims and objectives.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Off the job training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent position offered if one is available. 
  • Progression to a level 3 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

We have an on-site day nursery which caters for children from 2 months to 5 years old. Our nursery is Ofsted rated good with outstanding elements, but you can just call us outstanding! Our nursery is a home away from home and we pride ourselves on our strong relationships and the additional support we offer to both children and parents who may need it. We offer flexible, free 15 hour 2, 3 and 4 year funding, as well as the Free 30 hour funding to those eligible and are the best priced nursery in Selly Oak. Our children are always having fun and no day is the same, as well being well educated and ready to make that next step towards school.


The Railway Children's Day Nursery


Unit 3b

Ewhurst Ave

Selly Oak

B29 6EY

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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

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