Apprentice Early Years Practitioner TIDDLYWINKS CENTRE

A career entry or development opportunity to join this established well regarded Nursery as a Level 3 Early Years Educator. You will provide support to the team and contribute to the caring and stimulating environment in which the children we look after are encouraged to reach their full potential.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 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

    Monday to Friday, all year round Working on a flexible rota system 8 hours per day (with a 30 minutes’ lunch break) between 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To work as an Early Years apprentices, as part of the Tiddlywinks Centre childcare team under the direction of the Centre Management

The apprentice daily duties and responsibilities will include:

  • The apprentice will be responsible for providing quality care in a stimulating yet safe and secure environment

  • Plan and participate in activities to encourage children to develop individually through play

  • Contribute to positive relationships with children

  • Maintain children’s safety during play

  • Respond to injuries and signs of illness and nappy changing

  • Assist with snack and meal times

  • Support staff and maintain good standards safeguarding, health & safety and hygiene, follow company policies at all times and respect confidentiality

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentice Standard – Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification
  • Paediatric first aid qualification
  • Some College attendance combined with both workplace and online learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Excellent prospect to continue into a sustained role with further accredited training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C plus) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C plus) Essential
Other Level 2 CACHE Certificate (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Successful candidate will require a DBS check prior to employment Some experience within an early years setting will be a distinct advantage You need to be an outgoing, engaging and fun person Must enjoy working with children Communication skills are vital in this role; successful applicants will be able to interact with children and staff

About the employer

Tiddlywinks Centre is a welcoming charitable-community nursery; as a children’s charity we aim to provide a caring & nurturing environment for the children in our care. Families are at the centre of our provision. Tiddlywinks Centre has been providing excellent quality childcare and family support services to local families over the last 19 years. We offer care for children aged 3 months – school age in the nursery provision. The centre provides family support service for the whole family.






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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

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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