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A fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in the world of early years. Offering vibrant working atmosphere with passionate owners this is a great chance to work with children and make a difference.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We have a position for an apprentice childcare practitioner in our homely early years setting. You will be provided with on-site training and will work towards your Early Years Educator level 3 qualification.

All staff at Nursery Rhymes are devoted to creating a loving, happy and stimulating environment which responds to the needs of enthusiastic and curious little people. Each room has a designated Room Leader qualified to a level 3 or 4 grading. All staff are given the opportunity to undergo further training as it becomes available.

Apprentices both must be self-motivated and have the passion and flair required to work in a very busy environment. The successful candidate must be flexible and willing to work within the age groups from birth onwards. The practice can be caring for children all day up to a latest of 6pm.

Your main duties will include.

  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker
  • To keep good records of the children
  • Maintain good relationships with parents and children
  • Assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children sometimes on a one to one basis
  • To be aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Monitor the Secure Outdoor Play Area
  • Help with Arts & Crafts
  • Monitor the Quiet/Sleeping Area
  • Assist with Books / Reading
  • Supervise Organised Outings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Desire to work with babies and young children
  • Good team worker

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Happy and smiling face
  • Be ready to get creative and messy

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally qualified to level 2 with good standard of English and maths

Future prospects

  • A full time position at the childminding practice and pathways for continuous professional development may be available for staff with potential of a full time position

Things to consider

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure

About the employer

Nursery Rhymes Nursery is a nursery based in Bollington caring for children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years. We have been opened for 2 years now and would like someone who is committed and dedicated to join our team.




Middlewood House

Grimshaw Lane


SK10 5JB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Macclesfield College


Maxim Business Training 01625 410000

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Safeguarding
  • Food Hygiene
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Fire Safety

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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