Nursery Apprentice


Isleworth, TW7 4AJ

Closes in 24 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 July 2024


We are currently seeking a Early Years Educator Apprentice to join our team, who is passionate about childcare and want to gain an early years qualification while gaining on-the-job training. You will monitor and support delivering activities and learning experiences linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Monday - Friday, with shifts to be confirmed.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


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 Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Undertaking Paediatric First Aid training as required
  • Your training will be 1 day a week at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Where you’ll work

Church Hall,

2 Witham Rd,




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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English Language (grade 4 or above)
    • maths (grade 4 or above)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    About this company

    We endeavour to nurture the children’s long-term social and emotional development, boost their well-being and resilience, and help to build independence and character. Our high ratios help to provide consistent, warm and responsive care and to develop positive relationships with peers and other adults in the setting. At Ladybird Lane we strive to provide a welcoming, happy and safe environment for up to 30 children aged between 2-5. The nursery hall is bright and spacious and we have a large outdoor space with grass, trees, growing area (the children grow tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, peas, green beans, potatoes, herbs and a range of flowers to attract insects and bugs) plus a large area for the children to ride bikes and scoot freely without bumping into one another. Children are at the centre of everything the provision does. The environment is inviting and warm and relationships across the nursery are exceptionally strong. Key staff have positive attachments to children, and children feel safe, happy and confident in the setting. Parents are fully involved in this process to ensure consistency and reassurance (Ofsted: 2018) (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there might be an opportunity to be offered a full-time position as a Nursery Practitioner
    This will be reviewed by you and your employer at the end of your apprenticeship.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261219.

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