Childcare Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Playschool Nursery (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £147.00
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 35 Hours Per Week
18 months (duration)
8 March 2021(start date)
Early Years Educator (apprenticeship standard)
28 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you a kind and caring individual looking to start your career in childcare? Playschool Nursery in Harpenden are looking for apprentices to join their nursery and give young people the best start in life. Interested? Apply now!


While working for Playschool Nursery and alongside Paragon Skills, you will be guided and fully supported in completing your childcare apprenticeship. Your day to day duties will include, but are not limited to;

  • Supervising creative play and activities
  • Overseeing garden play
  • Key person duties
  • Supporting other member of staff
  • Assisting at breakfast, lunch and snack times
  • Maintaining general tidiness of the nursery

The working week is Monday to Friday and will consist of 35 hours per week. Your hours will be discussed at interview if successful.

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there could be the opportunity to further your development within the childcare industry by completing a further childcare apprenticeship and maybe full time employment within our nurseries.

Reality Check

The interview process will consist of a telephone interview with a Paragon Skills Recruiter and then followed by a short interview and interactive play session with the nursery if you are progressed.

This nursery offers fantastic incentives and rewards for your performance and efforts. The break down is below;
First year apprentice (completing Level 2 Childcare) - £4 per hour
Second year apprentice (completing Level 3 Childcare) - £5 per hour

The salaries for your apprenticeship are fixed but there are fantastic financial incentives available to reward you for your hard-work and commitment to the job and apprenticeship.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Time management
  • Able to work solo and in a team

Qualities Required

  • Truly passionate about working with children
  • Friendly, caring and compassionate
  • Willing to learn

Qualifications Required

  • Candidate must have existing Level 2 qualification in childcare.

Training Provided

Skills are one of the leading training providers in the country. We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give
you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Personal Tutors will deliver
outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your
apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the
highest standard. With this apprenticeship you will complete the following

  • Level 3 Childcare
  • Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

All training will be delivered in the work place with no requirement for day release to
college. You will be mentored by experienced members of staff while
developing your skills to a nationally recognised industry standard.

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