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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship High Meadows Day Nursery

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a highly regarded nursery in the Bolton area and to develop your existing skills and knowledge of the childcare industry. Working with a team of experienced childcare practitioners to provide a high-quality care and support to children from birth to aged five.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 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 07:00 - 18:00, shifts times to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for someone to deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years. To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development. To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Senior Nursery Practitioners/Nursery Manager. To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Plan and implement stimulating and inclusive activities
  • Encourage all aspects of communication development
  • Support all aspects of children’s health, safety, and wellbeing at all times
  • Maintain accurate registers and children’s development records
  • Build effective relationships with parents, children, and work colleagues
  • Maintain the general Health and Safety standards of the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Good literacy skills
  • Experience of working in a busy nursery setting

Personal qualities

  • Reliability
  • Works well within a busy team
  • Ability to use your own initiative
  • Ready to learn and take instruction from others
  • Enthusiastic approach to working with children

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

A level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification (or equivalent) is required.

Future prospects

Progression opportunities onto a full-time position for the right candidates.

Things to consider

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Remember to include ALL of your qualifications and grades from school and any College/University you have attended. Whether you have achieved them, or they are predicted, especially your results in maths and English.

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Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for some of our apprenticeship vacancies, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date, once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

About the employer

High Meadows Day Nursery Limited is situated within the grounds of the Royal Bolton Hospital and transferred to new purpose-built premises in 2005 with five playrooms, all on the ground floor. Children have access to enclosed outdoor play areas surrounding the building. It is open Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 6.00pm, all year round, except bank holidays. The nursery provides a service mainly for the children of staff working in the hospital.


High Meadows Day Nursery


Minerva Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


Andrew Hughes 01204 482954

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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