We are offering the opportunity for a person looking to complete a national apprenticeship at Poppies Day Nursery. Poppies is a small, friendly nursery that offers additional training and has an in-house mentor to support you through your apprenticeship. The role of the apprentice will include caring for the children's needs and care routines.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8 hour shifts 8.00am - 5.00pm (this may vary).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The role of the apprentice will include caring for the children's needs and care routines
  • Supporting the children's learning and development through activities
  • Working with an experienced team, to help you complete your apprenticeship

The training you will be getting

  • On completion of the course, you will have a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.
  • Apprentices must also successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the course is completed you would be offered a practitioner role within the nursery and have the opportunity to go on and progress throughout the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Minimum Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Elmscot Group Day Nurseries and we care for children aged from six weeks to five years in very safe, homely environments. We have nurseries located across Cheshire in Hale, Altrincham, Timperley, Sale, Knutsford and Chester. Poppies Day Nursery can be found on Sugar Pit Lane, just a short walk from the heart of Knutsford. It is situated within a beautiful converted building packed with original features. The bright open rooms create the perfect environment.




Poppies Day Nursery

Sugar Pit Lane

WA16 0NH


Rachael Lyons / Kath Wakes



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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

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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