Early Years Educator Apprentice KIDS AT PLAY PRESCHOOL LIMITED

Kids @ Play Preschool is offering a fantastic opportunity of an apprenticeship at our Ilford branch. The nursery is a fun, happy, family run nursery with a strong professional team who are passionate about giving children the best start in life. You will deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.15am - 3.15pm and Fridays, 8.15am - 12.15pm (1 hour paid lunch spilt into two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • To developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child's development
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship

Main activities:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure the preschool nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children's progress and encouraging parents' involvement
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool aims and objectives

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • First Aid
  • Paediatric first aid qualification
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours
  • Day release to attend NCC Hackney campus (N1 6HQ)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential offer of permanent position on completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Nappy changing subject to DBS

About the employer

Kids @ Play Preschool provides a welcoming, happy and safe environment for preschool children aged between 2-5 years old. Our aim is to encourage children to learn, gain confidence, become socially aware and develop the ability to express themselves in a caring and friendly environment. We are Ofsted registered and have warm, friendly qualified staff. We offer 2, 3 and 4 year old government funded places.








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Training provider



Phil Lynch


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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