Advanced Childcare Apprentice The Wendy House Day Nursery

An advanced Level 3 Childcare apprenticeship is now available with The Wendy House Day Nursery. Apply today!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 39 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Delivery of high standards of care addressing children’s individual care needs (physical, social, emotional and developmental).

  • Familiarity and compliance with nursery policies and procedures
  • Ensuring activities are inclusive of all children
  • Working as part of a team to deliver positive outcomes for children and the nursery
  • Teamwork with other practitioners and team leaders to create an enabling environment where children are encouraged to play, learn and develop
  • Supporting a small group of children as their key person, becoming familiar with their needs and interests and acting as a focal point for all aspects of their care
  • Liaising with parents, providing regular communication and updates, responding to questions and being visible and attentive towards them at drop-off and pick-up times
  • Becoming involved in planning of activities and setting of targets as appropriate
  • Ensuring consistency for all children by showing responsibility in attending regularly, on time and being organised
  • Delivery of the EYFS curriculum through a programme of activities suited to children’s needs and interests as part of a wider room team
  • Meeting children’s individual care needs including intimate care routines, in a consistent and appropriate manner
  • Supporting and contribute to the activities of colleagues
  • Implementation of consistent approaches to behaviour management

The working hours are 39 hours, Monday to Friday.

There are a couple of bus stops on Chapel Lane.

Application process:

Step 1: APPLY - via GetMyFirstJob (please upload your CV to your profile)

Step 2: ASSESSMENT - We ask you to complete some short online assessments

Step 3: EMPLOYER - Your CV is sent to the employer for consideration

Step 4: INTERVIEW - If you are selected by the employer for interview we will contact you to arrange dates and times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Two satisfactory relevant references Satisfactory DBS disclosure check
  • To demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in English
  • First Aid certificate
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Relevant skills for working with groups of children aged 0-5 years
  • A willingness to gain relevant qualifications, if appropriate
  • A basic understanding of children’s development, their needs and the provision of positive play
  • A commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • An awareness of health and safety issues relating to the provision of play.
  • An ability to work on own initiative  
  • An ability to communicate effectively with parents and build a relationship of trust with them

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers
  • Patience
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues

Qualifications required

None required as full training will be provided.

Future prospects

Progression within the company, to room leader, or a specific job role such as an Early Years Coordinator.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

The Wendy House Day Nursery has been established for over ten years. Victoria Vann is the Managing Director. Victoria';s ethos has always been to create a vibrant, stimulating environment where children can thrive. She is passionate about the importance of early years education and continuous improvement, always going the extra mile to ensure the children ate The Wendy House have range of activities above and beyond the core early years curriculum to motivate, inspire and fuel their desire to learn.


The Wendy House Day Nursery


Chapel Lane



B47 6JX

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Training provider

We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Learning and Development Coaches 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 qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner (EYE)
  • 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.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


James Duckett

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - use the link below and please upload your CV to your profile

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Nov 2017