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Apprentice Childcare Practitioner Calverley Village Day Nursery Limited

At Calverley Day Nursery you will contribute to a high standard of physical, emotional, social care for all children. Develop and maintain good relationships and professional communication. Work as part of a team 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: 10 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 7.30am and 6.00pm. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2021

  • 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
  • Complete job description will be given at interview

Childcare Apprentice:

The successful candidate will be working with children aged from 3 months 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 meal times
  • Personal care routines
  • Assessing the health and safety of the setting for the children
  • General cleaning/ tidying
  • Working closely with other staff
  • Responsible for key children

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

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

Personal qualities

  • Cheerful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Kind, honest and caring
  • Trustworthy, organised and prompt
  • Excellent personal presentation and hygiene

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

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

About the employer

Calverley Village Day Nursery is set in an old vicarage with an impressive indoor and outdoor space. The building has 6 rooms all fully equipped with stimulating activities and plenty of opportunities for children to explore and develop. We are a family feel nursery with a dedicated and professional team of staff. We are 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


Calverley Village Day Nursery Limited



Town Gate


LS28 5NF

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Training provider


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


Lynne Green

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours). The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) forms part of the Early Years Pathway of the Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for the Children and Young People’s workforce
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • English and Maths Level 2 (if not already achieved)
  • End point assessment by epaplus, this will comprise of two activities: Knowledge (multiple choice  test)  and a Portfolio-based professional discussion with an EPA External Assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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