Early Years Apprentice IPSTONES TINY TOTS

To work as an early years educator in our Seedling Room looking after children aged from 6 months to 2.5 years. Gain enough knowledge and experience to be key person to a small group of children with an aim of becoming a valued member of our staff team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will be provided with a uniform.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6pm as per a rota (exact times TBD). 30 hours per week inclusive of off-the-job training. You may be asked to work extra at times to cover leave/sickness of other staff.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting children within their play
  • Setting up activities
  • Helping to tidy up
  • Undertaking children's care routines including changing nappies, feeding etc.
  • Adhering to the settings policies and procedures
  • Safeguarding the children at all times 

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

  • Early Years Educator level 3 Apprenticeship 
  • Paediatric First Aid

In the workplace you will have access to Noodle for online training, there are lots of related courses on this. You will have a workplace mentor who will support you day-to-day. 

You will have a college instructor-mentor who will be in regular contact with you and will visit you in the workplace to complete observations, and professional discussions and give constructive feedback. You will attend college every 6 weeks for an activity day with other Early Years apprentices. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship, dependant on nursery circumstances at the time. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

We are located rurally with very limited bus service so lifts would probably be needed to and from the setting. Uniform is provided (polo shirt, fleece and coat) but the applicant must provide their own trousers/leggings in black and sensible footwear. Part of each day is spent outdoors.

About the employer

Ipstones Tiny Tots provides early education and child care for children from 6 months to 4 years of age in Staffordshire Moorlands and the surrounding areas for 51 weeks of the year.







ST10 2LD

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Apprenticeships Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023