Apprenticeship in Early Years Childcare and Education Orchard Day Nursery

Working as part of a small team lead by qualified leaders, providing care and education to young children aged from 1-5 years old.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00 - £160.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday Usual shifts are 8.00am-4.30pm or 9.30am-6.00pm with a hour’s lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Tasks include setting up and supervising activities, providing snacks, routine cleaning of the nursery, caring and supervising the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs and learning to record and plan for their learning and development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Any experience with young children would be an advantage and a genuine love of children and interest in their learning and development would be essential. The ability to interact well with adults and children. The ability to provide warm and consistent care to children. The ability to use initiative. The ability to work as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • Patient
  • Polite
  • Calm
  • Kind
  • Willing
  • Trustworthy

Qualifications required

The Intermediate Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce (NVQ level 2)


The Advanced Diploma (Early Years Educator) (NVQ level 3)

Future prospects

Full time job within the organisation.

About the employer

The Orchard Day Nursery and Pre-school and Top Cats After School and Holiday Club is set in beautiful half acre gardens situated on the edge of Caversham in Reading. The nursery provides a happy, safe, and stimulating environment in which all children feel secure and valued. There is a homely and welcoming atmosphere for all, with excellent facilities, highly skilled team of professional practitioners. Healthy, nutritious meals are freshly cooked on site by the in-house cook so parents can be assured that their child will be nourished throughout the day.


Orchard Day Nursery



Henley Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce or Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Level 2/3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Henley College


June Hogan 01491634083

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017