Early Years Childcare Apprentice Westfields Day Nursery

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and creative child care apprentice to join their experienced team in Cheltenham. Are you enthusiastic, cheerful, with more energy than average? Would you like a rewarding and fulfilling career in a nurturing, fun and friendly environment? We are looking for an apprentice to join our busy team.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri Between 8 AM to 6 PM 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

You will be working towards your L3 Childcare apprenticeship by assisting in a range of duties relevant to your studies, you will also be set aside time to complete your learning.

Duties include:

  • Meeting and greeting parents and children
  • Making observations on children’s daily activities
  • Helping with Meal times
  • Ensuring an excellent level of health & safety and hygiene care is maintained at all times
  • Interacting and playing with children in a fun and educational manner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An ability to relate and engage to an excellent level with children.
  • A strong passion for education and caring for young children

Personal qualities

Calm, caring, passionate, team player, excellent communication skills

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A – C (9-4) Or Equivalent  

Future prospects

Possible permanent position upon completion of apprenticeship

Things to consider

We do ask staff to stay for monthly staff meetings and other occasions, such as open days/parents evenings/parent work shops Holiday entitlement: 28 days which include 8 statuary Bank holidays Staff benefits: uniform provided. From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information: https://www.livingwage.gov.uk/?gclid=CMOGwaHa3coCFQ2eGwodbwUDgw

About the employer

Westfields Day Nursery in Leckhampton, is located on Leckhampton Road, on the outskirts of Leckhampton, less than a mile from Cheltenham Town Centre. We occupy a beautiful Victorian house, which has been refurbished and re-equipped to a very high standard, and offers wonderful large rooms that give a light airy feeling and provide lots of space in which children can play and learn. The Leckhampton nursery has a homely welcoming feel, and provides us with a large space for exciting outdoor play and exploration. Our large windows and large rooms induce a sense of awe and calm in staff, children and visitors alike. We’ve developed separate rooms for our babies (3 months to 18 months), our toddlers (18 months to 30 months), and our pre-school children (2 1/2 - 5 years), enabling us to resource each room appropriately for the age group, and where they are cared for, nurtured and encouraged to explore and investigate.


Westfields Day Nursery



Leckhampton Road


GL53 0DQ

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Training provider

  • L3 CACHE Diploma in the Early Years Workforce
  • Award in Paediatric First Aid
  • Functional Skills: L2 ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gloucestershire College


Robyn Cook 01452 563406 robyn.cook@gloscol.ac.uk

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017