Early Years Educator Apprentice SCHOOL OF PLAY MCR LTD

A fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in the world of Childcare. Offering a vibrant working atmosphere with passionate owners, this is a great chance to work with children and make a difference. You will receive an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification.

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Closing date: 28 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.50 - £7 (25% more than the average apprenticeship wage) this will be adjusted accordingly.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 12.00pm - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During your time at School of Play you will be working with children age 3 - 11.

Duties include:

  • You will be expected to help plan and set up activities for the children (following EYs guidelines provided by Ofsted)
  • At both breakfast and afterschool club, we provide snack which is prepared by the staff and it works on a rota basis, so it is divided fairly
  • At the setting the children will have their 'key person' this person will be expected to communicate with the child, with the parents and with school staff where necessary, they are also expected to do observations which will be logged through the child's Tapestry account

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • First aid qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required) 
  • How training will be delivered is to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full-time positions within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Punctual, Presentable, Must love children, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/B+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B+) Desired

Things to consider

applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). Company Benefits: • Regular company events (paid for by the company) • Additional training & CPD • Birthday paid day off • Family discounts • Referral programme (£100 bonus for positive recommendations) • Wellness programme • Company events • Employee discount • Referral programme • Wellness programme

About the employer

We are an Ofsted registered breakfast, after school and holiday provider operting at multiple sites across Greater Manchester, including Prestbury. Everything we do within our organisation is centred around our purpose of creating memories to last a lifetime. We aren’t like a family, we are a family, and it is that feeling of togetherness, combined with our team’s knowledge, experience, skill, and personality that creates great results. Although individuals require a certain level of qualifications to work with the children in our settings, we focus more on whether someone is the right cultural fit for our company. We hire for attitude before skills.




Prestbury CE Primary School

Bollin Grove


SK10 4JJ

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Training provider


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


Maxim Business Training



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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