Early Years Educator Apprentice – Cub The Modern Nursery (LS22 5HG)

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Every single person working in our settings plays a vital role in our shared vision for exemplary childcare and education. Our team is our most valuable resource, and we recognise and celebrate each team member’s unique skills, knowledge, and experience.


Job Overview:

  • To work as a responsible, motivated team member, provide quality care and education to children, and work in positive partnership with parents and carers

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To support and advocate the mission and objectives of Cub, The Modern Nursery.
  • To contribute to the curriculum delivery within an allocated room, ensuring that practice and provision meets the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • To work as a Key Person to a small group of children; this role includes: building warm, supportive relationships with children based on trust and respect.
  • Working in positive partnerships with parents and carers, and sharing information promptly and professionally.
  • The completion of ongoing observations, and accurate assessments of children.
  • Using these assessments, alongside your knowledge of the child’s interests, to plan stimulating and engaging activities.
  • Maintaining accurate and informative records relating to the children’s development, and supporting the children to make excellent progress.
  • To assist the Room Leader in maintaining a safe, organised, accessible, and enabling environment.
  • To maintain the health, safety, and security of all children, through a vigilant approach to risk assessment, hygiene, and welfare.
  • To follow all nursery policies and procedures.
  • To develop a confident knowledge of safeguarding, with a full understanding of policies and procedures, and to act and respond when necessary.
  • To take an inclusive approach with regards to special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To engage positively with visitors and external agencies.
  • To contribute and engage in the wider development of the nursery, including the Cub Curriculum.
  • To provide cover in other rooms as required.
  • To be an effective and supportive team member who communicates professionally with others.

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive or restrictive; changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added. This job description may be reviewed in the future.

About the Employer

Our nurseries have been designed with our team in mind. We want your working day to be easy and fun, and so our nursery rooms, storage, equipment, and resources are designed to make your role as enjoyable as possible. Our policy of working on a +1 ratio enables consistency for both the children and the team, making everyone’s experience a happy one. Our goal is to become an employer of choice, investing in and developing our people, helping you to reach your own goals and ambitions through your individual professional development programme.

Things to Consider

  • You can review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
  • Check travel, postcode is LS22
  • DBS is payed by employer initially
  • On top of your annual holiday allowance, we will give you the days between Christmas and New Year as holiday. And of course, who wants to work on their birthday? Not us – so we give you that off too!
  • You will take your breaks in our staff well-being room where you will be welcome to take us up on our offer of a free lunch and café coffee
  • One of the curriculum aspirations for our children is ‘you do you.’ And we believe the same is true for our team. We don’t ask you to wear a uniform, but we do give you £90 a year towards your work clothes.

Training to be Delivered

The Level 3 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace you will be expected to attend college 1 day a month, where you will gain knowledge and understanding of the working within the early years sector

You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor.

An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey

The Apprenticeship framework comprises of:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator

End point assessment:

  • Multiple choice exam
  • Professional discussion

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Employer Name

Cub The Modern Nursery

Employer Address

The Croft
Kirk Deighton
LS22 5HG

Expected Duration

21 Months

Working Week

Mix of shift patterns, to be discussed at interview

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£9,379.50 Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 / A*-C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 / A*-C or equivalent) Essential
Other Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Customer care skills

Personal Qualities

  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Confidence

Future Prospects

Internal progression is encouraged

Date Posted


Leeds City College