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The Apprentice will share our educational philosophy on the provision of high-quality, creative learning opportunities with a view to developing the whole child. Supporting to provide a safe, happy, and well-disciplined learning environment, which enables our children to acquire a wide range of knowledge, skills and practical abilities.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working in our Toddler room, Explorers, and reporting to room leader, deputy manager and nursery manager.
  • Engaging with children through their everyday play and social interactions and following curriculum.
  • Read stories and singing songs.
  • Messy and sensory activities.
  • Help support team through everyday cleaning and washing routines.
  • Continuous risk assessment of environment and reporting to room leader.
  • Supporting children in their growing independence, such as hand washing, putting on own clothes, coats, and shoes and toilet training etc.
  • Learn how to change nappies.
  • Help plan and set up activities around children’s growing interests, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Supporting children through mealtimes and sleep routines.
  • Recording of accidents and medicines with room leader guidance.
  • Parent partnerships.
  • Possible keyperson role after progression of expectations.
  • Follow policies and procedures of the nursery.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Working towards completing Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard. Work based learning with ad hoc workshops at Hertford Regional College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Positive Attitude


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

About the employer

Squirrels Nursery Broxbourne is a 84 place nursery. A purpose-built large building houses 4 rooms equipped and resourced for differing age ranges. A very large garden surrounds the building allowing for exciting outdoor learning opportunities. Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in March 2018 the nursery continues to thrive for excellence and outstanding care and education for babies and children aged 3 months to 5 years. Squirrels Nursery Broxbourne is part of the Squirrels Nurseries group, six nurseries in total.




Hertford Regional College

High Road


EN10 6AE

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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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