An Apprenticeship with The Education People will give you the opportunity to earn a real salary and gain a valuable qualification whilst gaining essential workplace skills and experience.
An opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to join one of The Education Family run nurseries: Smarties Day Nursery, Maidstone

This is a great opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification in Early Years and Childcare whilst working for a large, innovative and diverse organisation.

The Education People are very proud to run three high quality nurseries in Kent.

We have developed our nursery group with a family ethos, which we feel encompasses children, their families as well as our highly skilled and committed staff teams.

We are committed to maintaining the quality of our workforce and recognise the importance in investing in our staff’s professional development, wellbeing and career progression.

If you are a motivated individual who is looking for an exciting opportunity in the early years and childcare workforce, then please view our current vacancies below. We are an innovative company and are looking for likeminded people to join our family and have a positive impact on outcomes for our children.


We currently have a vacancy for an early year’s apprentice in Smarties Day Nursery. This would be a great opportunity for someone would has a passion for developing their knowledge and experience of working with young children and is committed to their own professional development

We are looking for someone with the right attitude who is motivated and keen to learn quickly. If this sounds like you, then we would like to encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of Level 2 qualification in early years and childcare and functional skills level 2 or equivalent in literacy and/or numeracy and a commitment to obtain both during the apprenticeship

Salary starts at £167.49 per week, with the opportunity to increase based on performance. Length of study is a minimum of 18 months.

Financial support or just a simple bursary to help with travel, clothing and equipment may be available through the Kevin Lynes Apprenticeship Scheme, for those who might otherwise be unable to take up an apprenticeship opportunity.

For more information, please go to http://www.kent.gov.uk/jobs/starting-your-career/apprenticeships/advice-and-support-on-apprenticeships/kevin-lynes-apprenticeship-scheme

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

| Starting salary £167.49 per week | Fixed Term for 18 months, Full Time 37 hours per week |

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Stella Seidu / Tracy Larnach on 01622 692374.

Interview date(s): 2nd and 3rd September 2019

Closing date: 20th August 2019