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Early Years Professional Apprentice (Nursery Assistant) Honley Day Care

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: 13 Dec 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

    Monday - Friday, between 07:30 and 18:00, candidates under the age of 18 will work no longer than 8 hours per day. May involve some occasional weekend work. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • 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 linking to the EYFS  
  • Assist with Safeguarding children
  • Engage in good team working
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents and other family members
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g., monthly staff meetings, parents’ evenings and fundraising events
  • 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
  • Complete job description will be given at interview

Childcare Apprentice:

The successful candidate will be working with children aged from birth to 5 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
  • Observations, trackers, and next steps online
  • Completing all academic aspects of the Apprenticeship

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

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and maths

Future prospects

  • After completion of the level 2, the candidate will be supported to achieve a Level 3 qualification and become a key person responsible for a group of children if applicable
  • Alternatively, for the right candidate a Level 3 will be offered in the first instance (to be discussed)
  • Once the successful candidate has completed their childcare qualifications, there will be the opportunity for internal progression within the nursery if applicable

About the employer

Honley daycare and pre-prep school 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


Honley Day Care


Queen Square

Huddersfield Road



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Training provider


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


Lynne Green

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Paediatric First Aid

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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