Early Years Apprenticeship

The Wolds Day Nursery

Nottingham, NG12 2JZ

Closes on Tuesday 31 December

Posted on 24 June 2024


An amazing opportunity has arisen at two nurseries based in Nottingham for those eager to embark on a childcare apprenticeship journey. As part of the apprenticeship, you'll dive into a childcare qualification, delving into the intricacies of child development and discovering creative ways to engage them in learning through playful activities.

Annual wage
£11,481.60 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Monday to Fridays 3 days 7:30am - 6pm 1 day 10am - 1pm (Training per week)

34 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 1 January


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Early Years Educator L3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required 
  • Weekly Training 

Where you’ll work

Shephards Corner



NG12 2JZ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Early years educator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Recognise when a child or a colleague is in danger or at risk of abuse and act to protect them in line with safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Apply legislation, policy and procedure to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children in the setting (for example, food safety, diets, starting solid food, allergies, COSHH, and accidents, injuries, and emergencies).
  • Apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management within documentation and practice.
  • Teach children to develop skills to manage risk and maintain their own and others safety.
  • Use a range of communication methods, including technology, with other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional, collaborative relationships with others involved in the education and care of the child.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of key person.
  • Recognise and apply theories of attachment to develop effective relationships with children.
  • Provide sensitive and respectful personal care for children from birth to 5 years.
  • Advocate for all children’s needs, including children which require SEND or EAL support.
  • Promote and facilitate children’s interpersonal communication to develop their social interactions and relationships.
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
  • Support children to understand and respond to their emotions and make considered choices about their behaviours.
  • Assess the responsiveness of the environment for effective child-centred experiences in line with curriculum requirements.
  • Create inclusive, child-centred, dynamic, innovative, and evolving physical environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Create inclusive and supportive emotional environment that enables the child to feel safe, secure, respected and experience a sense of wellbeing; maintaining and prioritising the individual child’s voice.
  • Apply strategies that support children’s ability to manage change, transition, and significant events.
  • Analyse observation evidence to assess and plan holistic individual learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and interests.
  • Facilitate and support child-centred opportunities and experiences based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Provide adult led opportunities and experience based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Use reflection to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/4)
    • Maths (grade C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The location of both nurseries are set in idyllic grounds with access to natural woodland used for a Forest School approach, therefore you must have a love for outdoor learning in all weathers

    About this company

    The Wolds Day Nurseries are a small, private nursery group dedicated to providing the highest standards if childcare and Early Years education. All the settings have been rated 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted, a tribute to the dedication and hard work of the caring staff team. The private nursery group is bespoke-designed at each site and perfect for providing full day-care to children aged weeks to 8 years.

    After this apprenticeship

    • As an experienced nursery worker, you could specialise in working with children who have difficulties with learning, physical disabilities, or needs support with their mental health
    • Early Years Lead Practitioner higher apprenticeship to move on to Room Leader, Senior nursery worker or Centre Manager 
    • Early Years Teaching 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Jody Walker


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260157.

    Apply now

    Closes on Tuesday 31 December

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