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Apprentice Childcare Practitioner Little Wellies Day Nursery

Contribute to a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children. Develop and maintain good relationships and professional communication with parents/carers. Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment for the children. Promote the high profile and reputation of the business at all times.

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Closing date: 09 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Falling between 7:30 am and 6pm, Monday – Friday. 16-18-year olds will work no longer than 8 hours per day.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children in your care in conjunction with other team members
  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Engage in good team working
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents and other family members
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents' evenings, fundraising events etc.
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help where needed
  • Carry out personal care and hygiene routine of babies and children including the changing of nappies and toileting
  • Undertake domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning and tidying of nursery equipment and facilities

Childcare Apprentice

The successful candidate will be working with children aged from three months to 4 years. The Childcare Apprentice will undertake a broad and varied range of activities; some routine and others demanding some level of independence or responsibility. Working under supervision, they are likely to deal with various duties within the childcare setting which briefly include:

  • Setting up and carrying out planned activities
  • Helping children at mealtimes
  • Personal care routines
  • Assessing the health and safety of the setting for the children
  • General cleaning/tidying
  • Working closely with other staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good language and conversational skills
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Literate

Personal qualities

  • Cheerful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Kind
  • Honest
  • Caring
  • Trustworthy
  • Organised and prompt
  • Excellent personal presentation and hygiene

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE in English and maths at grade C/4 or above, alternatively Functional Skills at Level 1 as a minimum

Future prospects

The candidate will be supported to achieve the full Level 3 qualification and become a Key Person responsible for a group of children if applicable. 

Once the successful candidate has completed their childcare qualifications, there will be the opportunity for internal progression within the nursery.

About the employer

Little Wellies Nursery at Wrose is passionate about providing quality Early Years Education and the highest standards in care and safety.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Apprentice who loves children and wishes to develop a career in early years’ childcare and is committed to working with a great team of staff at our 
Wrose site 


Little Wellies Day Nursery



Heaton Drive


BD17 5PQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aire Vocational Training Ltd


Lynne Green

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Functional Skills if required
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Preparation for End point Assessment 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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