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Each child has a key person and children with special educational needs are welcomed at the nursery. Holly Lane Day Nursery has recently been inspected by Ofsted and achieved an 'Outstanding' rating.

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Closing date: 09 Aug 2022

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

    Apprentices are required to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the business. The average working week will be Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main responsibilities of this job role will include:

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • Undertaking First Aid training as required
  • Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required
  • Ensuring that all health and hygiene requirements are always adhered to  
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery, access and attitude in aspects of service delivery and management
  • Working with teams across the centre
  • Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations
  • Preparing and maintaining the environment and resources for the children
  • Preparation of food for breakfast, snack and afternoon tea
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs
  • Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following safeguarding rules
  • Working within confidentiality guidelines

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Creative, imaginative and willing to get stuck in
  • Patience and a caring nature

Personal qualities

  • Patience and a caring nature
  • Applicants should have a desire to develop and enhance their childcare skills whilst working in a supportive nursery setting
  • This role is ideal for anybody who has a genuine passion for working with children and is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development
  • The successful applicant will be a positive role model and enthusiastic individual

Desired qualifications

Successful applicants will:

  • Have grade C/4 or above in English and maths GCSE (or equivalent) or Functional Skills level 2
  • Be able to attend our training academy in Birmingham for your 26 classroom based days

Future prospects

During the intermediate apprenticeship in childcare, you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities within the role, with the potential to progress on the Advanced Diploma, level 3 Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.

Things to consider

You will need to attend our training academy in Birmingham City Centre for 26 days out of your whole apprenticeship for your classroom-based learning and will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time, with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

Pathways Day Nursery, Balsall Common, registered in 2001. The nursery employs five members of childcare staff. Of these, four hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3 or 4. The nursery opens from Monday to Friday, for 51 weeks of the year, from 7.30am to 6pm. A before and after-school club also operates from 7.30am to 9am and 3.20pm to 6pm. The nursery provides funded early education for two, three and four year old children.




Holly Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SWIFTACI


Jessica Jones 0121 594 0459

Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. You will be supported by an Assessor throughout your apprenticeship.

As you progress through your apprenticeship, your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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