The Nursery Apprentice will support with all aspects of caring for children including washing, changing, feeding. The apprentice will assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children and provide adult interaction with children in the nursery. The learner will complete Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 06 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    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 - Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting and caring for the children individually, interacting with them and educating them according to our curriculum
  • Learning and developing practical skills
  • Participating in classes and workshops both on and offsite
  • Observing all health and safety codes
  • Completing tests and assignments
  • Delivering presentations to staff and other stakeholders

The training you will be getting

  • This apprenticeship is work based and therefore training will take place at the workplace
  • The successful candidate will have gained an Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship with Vocational Training Services after successful completion
  • Functional Skills English and maths will also be completed if required
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The applicant would be expected to remain in our employment for at least one year
  • After completing the apprenticeship course, there will be the opportunity to become a fully qualified working member of staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (A*-C or 9-4)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (A*-C or 9-4)) Desired

About the employer

First Steps is a privately owned nursery and out-of-school facility that has been established in Pitsea for 21 years. Our well-experienced staff are all fully qualified with DBS checks and have excellent references. Their aim is to provide a warm caring environment in safe and secure surroundings whilst allowing the children to have fun, make new friends and develop their skills by having their individual needs supported by a key person. We work closely with families, local children centres and schools to provide the best possible support for every child whilst on their journey to independence. We follow all regulatory requirements and are rated GOOD by OFSTED.






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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


Elizabeth Richards


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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