Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Early Years Apprentice (35429) TIDDLYWINKS DAY NURSERY LTD (CLAYTON)

This is a great opportunity to start a career in Childcare as an Early Years Apprentice with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery. The employer is very supportive with Training and Development and career progression.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 to Friday, shift rota between 7:30am - 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A normal day would include:

  • To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery.
  • To give support to other personnel within the Nursery
  • To assist in the implementation of the daily routine in the base room
  • To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep an accurate record of achievement file on your key children, for parents
  • Work alongside parents of special and additional needs children to give full integration in the Nursery.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g., training, monthly staff meetings, parent’s evenings etc
  • To be flexible within the working practices and needs of Nursery.
  • Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g., cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Staff are responsible for their own rooms, so you are required to keep your room clean and tidy.
  • To be aware of the babies and children’s specific dietary requirements.
  • To follow the company’s policy and procedures

As a company that believes in development of staff there is further opportunities available to the right candidate to progress within the company.

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role. The company has their own Learning and Development programme and holds a number of different training sessions throughout the year.

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete.
  • What the next steps will be

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 2 early years practitioner qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Ability to write legibly, Computer literate, Creative ability, Confidentiality, Flexibility, Caring personality, Enthusiastic, Calming nature, Excellent timekeeper, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

Our first setting was established in September 1994 on Hill Lane, Blackley. Then over the years we have opened another 6 nurseries within Greater Manchester. We have settings in Blackley, Crumpsall, Clayton, Ancoats, Bury and Walmersley and all are outstanding. We believe in looking after our staff’s well-being and celebrating staff’s achievements. We have team building days, events and reward staff with bonuses. We support and encourage staff to extend their CPD by holding staff training days internally and externally. 20 days holiday a year and closed over Christmas. Competitive salaries




101 North Road



M11 4NE

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Oct 2022