Childcare Apprentice Lynwood Day Nursery

A wonderful opportunity to become part of a fantastic team of childcarers, supporting children to play, have fun and enhance their early years learning. You will be required to provide a safe environment for children to thrive, taking care of their individual needs including changing and feeding.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday only 08:00 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 42.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Take responsibility for a designated group of children.
  • To help to carry out assessments and observations to a professional 
    standard in line with the Keyworker.
  • To assist to plan the learning opportunities to ensure the individual 
    child’s appropriate progress.
  • To support in completing all relevant documentation with regard to 
    their progress with the Keyworker.
  • To monitor and support any nursery nurse who is assigned to their 
    group of children.
  • To deal with the children’s physical and emotional requirements with 
    care and sympathy.
  • To maintain safe secure and happy environment for the children in the 
    nursery care.
  • To be mindful of the nursery’s safeguarding policy.
  • To maintain a professional, courteous and friendly relationship with the parents and to respect the confidentiality regarding any information which might be given.
  • When representing the nursery always maintain a professional manner 
    and to ensure that all information is recorded and transmitted to the 
    nursery manager.
  • To follow all reasonable instructions given be the key worker or 
    nursery manager which are directed towards the smooth running of the 
  • To ensure that a positive approach to the children in their general 
    treatment and in matters of discipline is displayed at all times.
  • To help with the design and prepare displays for the nursery notice 
    boards, which will be regularly replaced as part of the program of 
    activities as directed by the room leader, nursery manager.
  • To maintain a high standard of presentation set by the nursery for 
    work which will be taken home by the children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident with children and babies.
  • Practical

Personal qualities

  • Supportive and kind.
  • Patient.
  • Caring.

Qualifications required

  • None required.

Future prospects

Progression onto a NVQ L3 qualification for the right candidate.

Things to consider

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS (criminal check).

About the employer

The most important asset in any nursery are the people who look after your child. We know when you are not with them you want your child to feel cared for and have a real sense of belonging. We can only achieve this through our nursery nurses. Our nursery nurses are handpicked for their personality and their love of children. We take great pride in ensuring that we have the best nursery staff to look after your child. We have always asked the simple question ‘Would we want this person to look after our own children?’


Lynwood Day Nursery


Ashtree House

Hollow Lane


LA13 9NG

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Training provider

  • A full L2 NVQ diploma in Childcare
  • Functional skills in maths and English if you do not already possess a L2 quallification in these areas

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cumbria Training Centre


Cassandra Nolan 01229838892

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017