Apprentice Childcare Practitioner Level 3 KIDDIE-CRECHE PRIVATE DAY NURSERY LTD

We are looking for an individual who is keen to start/continue in the childcare sector. Are you interested in looking after children and wish to gain a professional qualification at level 3 and additionally gain valuable job experience? You will organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery.

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Closing date: 03 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

    Up to 37 1/2 hours a week falling between 8.00am and 5.30pm, Monday - Friday (TBC). May involve some occasional weekend work. Learners who are 16-18 will not be required to work more than 8 hours per day or more than 40 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 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

  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys.
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents and other family members.
  • Be able to work well in a team.
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, fundraising events, etc.
  • To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery.
  • To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery.
  • To assist in enhancing the developmental progress of children.
  • To implement the daily routine within the nursery.
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping.
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected.
  • Full description will be given at the interview.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard qualification (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours). This will be delivered in the workplace. Off-the-job training will be given as a minimum of 6 hours per week to complete all the necessary training, this will be delivered in the workplace.

Within this standard you will also complete:

  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid.
  • Functional skills maths, if required.

And the End point assessment (EPA) - which will comprise of two activities:

  • Observation in practice and questioning with an EPA external assessor.
  • Portfolio-based professional discussion with an EPA external assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Distance to the nursery setting. Please consider before applying.

About the employer

Kiddi- Creche are passionate about providing quality Early Years Education and the highest standards in care and safety. An exciting opportunity has arisen for Childcare Apprentices who love caring for children and wishes to develop a career in early years’ childcare and is committed to working with a great team of staff.






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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


Lynne Green

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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