• To work as part of a team, to provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment which encourages children to learn.

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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

    30 hours per week, Monday-Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Generic Responsibilities:

  • To work as part of a team, to provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment which encourages children to learn.
  • To assist the key worker for a specified number of children and take part in the day-to-day responsibility for the care, well-being, monitoring of that group, helping to keep up to date records and writing observations as necessary
  • To assist staff and contribute effectively to the development and implementation of the Foundation Stage.
  • To contribute to maintaining effective health, safety and child protection procedures
  • To provide high standards of childcare and education, to include the monitoring and implementation of children’s development, includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities.
  • May have to help with a high standard of personal care including, dressing, feeding and washing children
  • To help provide a safe, interesting and stimulating environment
  • Good communication skills required as you will be part of a team and may have to speak with parents
  • To undertake and commit to training towards the achievement of a formal qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A willingness to build effective working relationships with the children and colleagues.

Be committed to developing themselves to achieve a full working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Be committed to assisting the Senior Management Team of the Nursery in providing a curriculum that ensures a high standard for all children

Be positive and professional in all aspects of communication with colleagues, parents and carers and the wider community

Be well organised and able to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive approach to their work and relationships with others


Personal qualities

Be encouraging and have drive and enthusiasm

Be committed to professional staff development

Have a flexible approach to work and enjoy being a good team member

Qualifications required

  • A – C Grades in both English and maths or equivalent
  • A DBS check will be applied for if successfully appointed

Future prospects

To progress into employment

About the employer

We work with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) setting the standards for learning, development and care, offering quality care and pre-school education for children from birth to 5 years. During their time at our nursery, children will enjoy all the wonderful things that childhood brings, fun, laughter, learning and sharing. The atmosphere is relaxed, happy and fun and we provide a wide range of learning and discovery opportunities to help children in our care reach their full potential, whatever their age and abilities. Our children have a fun-packed day covering a wide range of activities, designed to encourage confidence, independence and to build on their natural curiosity.




Coppice Neighbourhood Group

Werneth Hall Road



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Training provider

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Year’s Educator.
  • Functional Skills English  L2
  • Functional Skills Maths L2
  • Functional Skills ICT L2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham College


Andrea Kearns 0161 785 4072

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017