Early Years Educator Apprentice JOLLY GIRAFFES DAY NURSERY LTD (LS26 8RA)

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Working alongside staff to provide care, learning and play for the children. You will get full training and support with on the job training CPD opportunities. A passion for Early years and learning is essential. Ability to do the course alongside working full time essential. Highly motivated and the ability to do independent work.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To plan, create and implement engaging activities,
  • tailored to each of your key children, to encourage their development towards key milestones
  • Observing, tracking and reflecting on learning
  • Develop and maintain strong parent/ carer partnerships
  • Promote and ensure child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding procedures and policies are followed at all times
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment on a day to day basis
  • To learn ‘on the job’ enhancing learning done through assignments as part of your Apprentice qualification

About the Employer

We are a well-established (eighteen years now!), independent nursery and we feel that this makes us quite unique as we strive to create a true ‘home-from-home’ for our children and their parents/carers. We’re not tied to any franchise regulations so we can have great freedom to support our children’s learning, and help them reach their full potential, in our own unique way. From the moment we walk into our amazing ‘giant house’ we feel like one big Jolly family!

Things to Consider

Transport – Travelling distances – Train station within 2 minute walk. On Leeds to Castleford line.

Minimum Apprentice wage for the probationary period which will be re-assessed after the 12 weeks possibly moving up dependent on age.

Training to be Delivered

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Development of skills will be supported by a workplace mentor in conjunction with one full day in college per month
  • An assessor will undertake workplace visits and will support the apprentice with their learning and employment
  • We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, skills and behavior elements of the standard, outlined below. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved
  • Will undertake a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualfication

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name


Employer Address

LS26 8RA

Expected Duration

18 Months

Working Week

Shifts to be confirmed

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£10,004.80 Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 A*-C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 A*-C or equivalent) Essential
Other Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills

Personal Qualities

  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Future Prospects

To potentially become full-time employee

Date Posted


Leeds City College