Nursery apprenticeship Level 3

Mini Moo's Churchfields

Droitwich, WR9 0AH

Closes in 6 days (Sunday 28 July)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Enhance your early years career with this fantastic opportunity working in a day nursery environment and caring for children. You will be supporting their learning and development through play and activities. A great role with lots of opportunities for development.

Annual wage
£9,984 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 Friday, shifts to be confirmed between the hours of 7:30am - 6pm

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 29 July


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

You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship.

As you progress through your apprenticeship your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare.

Training will be a mix of face to face and online learning.

You will gain an Early years Level 3 qualification and a Paediatric First aid qualification with a view to continuing onto further levels of apprenticeships and training.

Functional Skills in maths and English if required.

Training will include paediatric first aid qualification.

Where you’ll work

Churchfields Farm, Salwarpe




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:

    • Maths / English (grade 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.


    • IT skills
    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    This is a busy environment and you will be dancing, singing, playing, reading and generally having fun. You will be tired at the end of your shift but happy in the knowledge you created a fun and safe environment for the children to flourish. This is at least 30 hours per week and national minimum wage for apprentices.

    About this company

    As sisters, we have grown up together creating our own fun and adventures, using solely our imaginations.  Now, with 5 children between us and two successful careers in education, we are delighted to be able to provide this opportunity for the next generation of children, to explore their creativity and immerse themselves in their own world of role play fun, using our detailed sets and extensive props to inspire their own narrative of play.     We also run our own successful childcare provision, where we spend every day facilitating learning through play. So we know how children love to make believe and how beneficial it can be to their developmental progression.  Children can learn from ANY activity and we are skilled in providing endless opportunities, based on their interests and the life experiences that influence their play.     As parents and also having lived in Worcester all our lives, we are very aware of the lack of variety - but particularly of indoor play facilities - locally.  This has inspired us to provide a service that is not only fun, but also a rich and meaningful play experience, that can be enjoyed by the local community.  We have created a flexible, ‘pop-up’ setup that can be operated both indoors and outdoors, at various locations, publicly during a session or can be privately hired

    After this apprenticeship

    Enhance your early years career with this fantastic opportunity working in a day nursery environment and caring for children. You will be supporting their learning and development through play and activities. A great role with lots of opportunities for development and progression within the industry.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262488.

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    Closes in 6 days (Sunday 28 July)

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