Early Years Apprenticeship THE LITTLE SCHOOL HOUSE LTD

Do you want to become a qualified Early Years Professional? Are you serious about a career in the Early Years sector? This role is ideal for anyone who has a genuine passion for working with children and is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    If the apprentice is 19 or over then pay will rise to national minimum wage after the first 12 months.

    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, 8.00am - 5.00pm, Term Time.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
  • To work as part of a highly motivated team dedicated to providing a high standard of holistic care and development for all children attending the setting
  • To gain a good knowledge of the policies and procedures within the nursery for such events as illness, accidents, safeguarding children and health and safety etc.
  • Working within current guidelines and legislation regarding the care and education of young children
  • Contribute to ensuring that mandatory paperwork (accident, incident, health and safety lists, risk assessments, medicine logs) are being completed in line with nursery procedures
  • To work with qualified room staff to create and maintain a stimulating and challenging environment which meets the diverse needs of all children attending
  • With support and guidance of qualified room staff, ensure development reviews are being completed in line with the statuary requirement, following transition procedures set out by room leaders
  • To develop personal skills and practice within the EYFS framework and standards and undertake any professional development as identified during performance monitoring at staff supervisions
  • To record information regarding children’s development and day accurately in line with policies and procedures i.e completing nappy / sleep charts, medication forms, daily diaries ect.
  • To maintain professional partnerships with outside agencies to ensure the welfare of individual children is met
  • Work towards the apprenticeship standards provided by North West Community Services Training with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe

The training you will be getting

  • The candidate will follow a Level 2 or Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, including Paediatric First Aid (if required).
  • This training will be structured and delivered by North West Community Services Training and the employer. Knowledge sessions will be delivered in group online sessions, followed up by further support and reviews from your coach within the workplace setting.
  • If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills in the relevant subject (Math and English)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Employment within the setting if the candidate performs well during the apprenticeship.
  • The learner could also look to progress to become a room leader and take on a Level 3 Team Leader apprenticeship or study early years further through the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4 and above) Desired

About the employer

The Little School House Nursery and Pre-school has an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding early years education, grounded in the belief that the early years of a child’s life are the most important. That precious time is our opportunity as educators to fire the imagination, ignite curiosity and develop confident, lifelong learners. The Little School House is located in the beautiful grounds of St Vincent’s School in West Derby. We are very proud to be part of a growing community village at St Vincent's and the extensive grounds give our children endless opportunities to explore the outdoors and learn from nature. We are passionate about the outdoor provision and our forest school activities immerse the children in rich learning experiences. Our teacher-led learning environment offers a perfect balance between play-based learning and structure. Our experience and passion for the way children learn and develop drives us to be the best we can be. Our outstanding teacher-led environment sets us apart from many nurseries and pre-schools across the city.




The Little School House Nursery,

Yew Tree Lane


L12 9HN

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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


Hayley Jones


0151 521 5888

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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