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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Jack & Jills

We are seeking to employ an Apprentice Childcare Practitioner to work within our family run nursery in Lindley. The successful candidate will work towards their childcare qualification supervised by experienced practitioners and supported by Calderdale College lecturers.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    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, 09:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • To support children
  • Able to plan and execute ideas to keep children engaged and focused, and to provide a positive environment to learn
  • Able to work on their own initiative
  • To keep abreast of current legislation and guidelines, policies to ensure that the early years foundation stage are met at all times
  • To promote parents understanding of child development and the importance of early years education

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Pleasant nature
  • Hard working
  • Able to work as part of a team, and follow verbal instruction
  • Interpret and follow written procedures
  • Ability to form good bonds with children, parents, and colleagues
  • Be consistently courteous and polite at all times
  • The desire to see children flourish
  • The ability to focus on studies as well as full time working position
  • Ability to keep calm and being patient at all times
  • A passion to make a difference in children and young people’s lives

Desired qualifications

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

Level 2 qualification in Childcare (or equivalent) would be advantageous but not essential.

Future prospects

To be confirmed.

About the employer

We are a family run setting that has grown over years to be a popular high-quality childcare provider within the local area.  We have a strong record of developing our staff through continued training programmes.


Jack & Jills



Cliffe End Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calderdale College


Madeline Oxby 07974 587 441

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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