Childcare Apprentice LITTLE LEAPERS LTD

Little Leapers Limited are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in a Childcare Apprenticeship (Level 3). The successful candidate will be working as part of a team to ensure the essential day to day tasks are completed in line with policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts will be rotated on a 3 week basis, being either early, middle of the day (i.e. 9am to 5:30pm) or lates. 8 hours working per day. 1 of the 5 days will be spent ‘off the job’ either in classroom/ workshops/ shadowing/ writing assessments etc.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Deliver the highest care and education standards and ensure secure knowledge and understanding of Policies and Procedures and child development and knowledge of EYFS and Canopy curriculum and regulatory standards.
  • Ensuring internal policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies are adhered to and demonstrate your knowledge through high standards of practice.
  • Deliver and support the Canopy curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach to operating all aspects of the nursery, and support the observation and planning process to meet the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with all stakeholders of the nursery and wider Canopy community including parent professionals and colleagues.   
  • Ensure Keeping health and safety policies and procedures and continuously and demonstrate behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture.
  • Working as part of the team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the demands of the area you are working within i.e... Hygiene standards and room preparation.
  • Understand the referral processes when necessary to engage with professionals to support a child referral. 
  • Attend staff meetings and training to ensure a continuation of personal and professional development to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date, full, and relevant to the role of Nursery Practitioner.

The training you will be getting

  • Working towards completing Level 3 Early years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Work based learning with ad hoc attendance at Hertford Regional College for workshops
  • The Training schedule has yet to be agreed upon. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your 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, Patience, Reliable, Can do attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Early shifts will begin at 7.30am and lates ending at 6.30pm.

About the employer

Following an extensive refurbishment programme, we opened our doors to our first cohort of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers on 5th June 2023. Our day nursery has space for 83 children. Our L shaped, single storey building has windows on both sides, filling the 3 large rooms with light, as well as double doors to the rear, giving each room its own access to the extensive gardens. The natural environment extends inside the nursery as plants and natural resources abound to maintain the fresh, calm atmosphere of a wooded glade.




West Riding

Bricket Wood

St Albans


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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


The Apprenticeship Team


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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