Apprentice Early Years Practitioner THE CHILDRENS PLACE LIMITED

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Closing date: 09 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-Friday (start and end times vary).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties:

  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including care routines; observation, assessment and planning; parent feedback and transition using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Development Matters as a guide.
  • To engage with Children’s Place processes such as induction, supervisions, training and conferences etc. and utilise the available support. 
  • To understand and adhere to Children’s Place Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, including the Prevent Duty.  To be aware of up to date legislation in relation to safeguarding.  The Nursery Manager is the lead safeguarding officer, in their absence the Deputy Manager or the most senior member of staff will fulfil this role.
  • To follow all Children’s Place policies and procedures and respect Children’s Place beliefs.
  • To work closely with the Nursery SENCO and Early Years Practitioners to meet all children’s individual needs.
  • To understand the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  • To understand and implement the Health and Safety File at all times.
  • To understand Children’s Place Ltd Confidentiality Policy and adhere to it at all times.
  • Look upon the Nursery as a “whole”. Wherever possible use your initiative to identify where your help may be most utilised and be constantly aware of the needs of all children.
  • To take ownership of the environment in which you work. Ensuring resources are looked after and well stocked.
  • To be flexible within working practices of Nursery.  Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. laundry, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, summer fayre, children’s Christmas party etc.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the Nursery.
  • To build and support team work and partnerships, both internally and externally, with parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time to time for example planning and Key Person Profiles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good English and Maths if possible.
  • Be able to communicate with children and adults alike. This includes other staff and parents.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiatic in all aspects of childcare.
  • Willingess to learn and join in.
  • Have patience and personality.

Qualifications required

  • Have some experience in basic childcare skills.
  • Have basic knowledge of childcare development.
  • GCSE English and Maths 4 or Grade C preferred.

Future prospects

Upon completion of this apprenticeship,the learner could continue working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Do you have any experience of childcare?

About the employer

Children’s Place was established in 1991, with the aim to provide high quality care and education in the early years. From then on it has grown in size and reputation to become a leading day care provider across the West Yorkshire region. Children’s Place works in partnership with National Health Service (NHS) Trusts as well as Local Authority Early Years Services and Sure-Start Children and Family Centres to support parents, families and their communities. Across our settings our skilled staff teams provide outstanding care and education, which is reflected in our Ofsted Reports. Children’s Place Day Nurseries place children at the heart of the company and therefore we use our Care Objectives and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, to achieve and continuously fulfil our Mission Statement by providing all children in our care early years experiences that last a lifetime!




Dewsbury & District Hospital

Halifax Road


WF13 4HS

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Training provider

  • CYPW Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

The Intraining Group Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Intraining Group


Luke Helly 0330 123 3220

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017