Advanced Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Gillitots Day Nursery

As an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner you will be ensuring the safety and security of children in the setting whilst promoting the children's learning and enjoyment through planned play experiences.

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Closing date: 27 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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Gillitots Day Nursery are looking for an apprentice to work as an Apprentice Early Years Educator.

Daily duties would include:

  • Working with children under 5 in their earliest years
  • To help ensure the safety and security of children in the setting whilst promoting the children's learning and enjoyment through planned play experiences
  • The role will include supporting children's care routines such as meal and sleep times, helping to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities from outdoor play to creative activities and reading stories
  • To supervise and support children's play extending their interests ensuring they feel safe and secure at all times
  • To contribute to planning of activities and learning experiences for children in line with the EYFS

Please note: L3 EYE evening training will take place in Northenden (on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Committed
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Able to communicate well with children and adults
  • Able to work as an effective team member and use own initiative.

Personal qualities

  • Must be passionate to learn and develop personally
  • Caring
  • Nurturing
  • Patient with good communication skills.

Qualifications required

Ideally GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or the equivalent

Future prospects

To go onto further childcare qualifications (eg. Foundation Degree).

About the employer

As followers of the Early Years Framework our nursery is tailored to suit the needs of the children within it and to allow them to express themselves and learn through enjoyment. We provide both indoor and outdoor facilities that are packed full of enjoyable as well as education toys, games and equipment. We also have separate quiet areas and nap time areas. Our facilities include arts and crafts, construction, ICT equipment, role play areas, imaginative play, soft play, sensory and much more.


Gillitots Day Nursery



Warburton Lane


M31 4NR

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Level 3 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills Application of Number Level 2
  • Functional Skills Communication Level 2
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Health and safety / Manual handling course

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Total People Ltd

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017