Early Years Apprentice SHANNON CHILDCARE LTD

Are you wanting to work in a fast paced nursery environment that offers a great opportunity to the successful candidate. If you are looking for a career within the Childcare sector then this position will be of interest.

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Closing date: 07 Aug 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

    Hours will be be within 8.00am - 6.00pm working hours, Monday To Friday, flexible working patterns will be available and confirmed with the employer. No weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work as a member of the nursery team, showing initiative and creativity to foster an environment which encourages the children’s all round development and where high standards of care and safety are provided
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety, hygiene and cleanliness throughout the nursery
  • Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times
  • Operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the bedding and nappy changing area and food service areas
  • Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, e.g. Fire procedures, risk assessment indoors and outdoors
  • Observe and learn from senior members of staff
  • Abide by our ‘Mobile Phone’ Policy and Procedure

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will IDEALLY already have a Early Years Level 2 qualification in Childcare, the candidate will then start a Early Years Educator Level 3.  IF NO CURRENT LEVEL 2 THEN NURSERY EXPERIENCE WOULD BE USEFUL.
  • The qualification will be delivered at the workplace
  • The course will be delivered on a Hybridy model that includes face to face visits, webinars and online learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The successful candidate will start on the Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification, the opportunity to develop in the role may be possible to progress onto Early Years Practitioner Level 5
  • Short courses will also be offered alongside this qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English/Maths (Grade 4 And Above) Desired
Other Distance From Setting (Grade 30 minute travel (Maximum)) Essential
Other Childcare Level 2 (Grade Childcare Level 2 Qualified) Desired

Things to consider

PERSON SPECIFICATION • Be prepared to undertake professional development. • Good communication skills (oral and written). • Basic, good IT skills. • A bright and sunny disposition. • Affinity with young children. • Ability to work as a reliable member of the team, developing positive relationships with colleagues and children. • Ability to be reliable and flexible. • Gain knowledge of Safeguarding. • Gain knowledge of Health & Safety issues. • Gain knowledge and understanding of Children Act and Equal Opportunities. GENERAL Read and abide to Shannon ChildCare’s Staff Handbook Adhere to all Company Policies and Procedures, including attendance at meetings and any other duties as required. Ensure the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times. Have a good understanding and knowledge of Safeguarding. Clear up after the children and generally clean the setting. Until agreed you are not to speak to parents or answer the door unless requested by a senior member of staff.

About the employer

We provide a nurturing, educational and loving nursery for babies, toddlers and young children in a ‘home from home’ environment. Established in 2006, Shannon ChildCare is an innovative and forward-thinking establishment based in Edgware, North London. All our nurseries are situated within walking distance of Edgware Tube and Bus Station and nearby links with Mill Hill Overground Station. With two ‘OUTSTANDING’ Ofsted Grades in 2019, we are one of the most sought-after nurseries for children within the North London region. We are unique in the way we operate, no other nursery in our area offers the opportunity for children to move into different houses, providing novelty and inspiration to learn and grow, with the comfort of routine and continuity of care with the same staff. Our practitioners work across all three settings. Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm 50 weeks per annum (excluding Bank Holidays) Children 4 months to 5 years Minimum requirement 2 full days We offer early drop-off and late pick-up facilities at an additional cost, including an outside Babysitting Service. The ‘transition’ from baby house, to toddler house, to pre-school house allows your child to develop self-confidence as they grow older and learn to adapt to new environments. This is a valuable learning opportunity and life skill, preparing them for transition to school. Teaching our children ‘Life Skills’ is incorporated into our planning to enable children to grow confident of their abilities as they mature. We offer our parents a free online facility that enables them to view, via video, our workshops on interesting subjects: Parenting Techniques, Fussy Eating, Tummy Time to name a few.







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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


Mr Matthew Travis



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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