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Childcare Apprentice (35521) ORCHARDS DAY NURSERY LTD

This is a great opportunity to start a career in childcare as an early years apprentice at Orchards Day Nursery in Stockport. The employer is very supportive with training and development and career progression.

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

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Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shift rota between 7.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A normal day would include:

  • Supporting children in their daily routines - nappy changing, mealtimes, play
  • Supporting children in their learning and development
  • Planning stimulating activities for children as part of their next steps
  • Observation and assessments
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Working as part of an outstanding team
  • Maintaining an outstanding environment
  • Be aware of safeguarding

What you could go on to do:

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

How you will be supported:

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.

What will happen next?

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

How you could get there:

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, IT skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Confidential, Flexible, Well presented, 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

At Orchards Day Nursery we are a home from home, warm, loving and nurturing environment which provides high quality care for your children. We promote independence, inclusion and highly value parents as partners. All children are treated with respect and are supported to develop at their own pace; whilst experiencing exciting challenges, going on adventures and making memories with their friends.







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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: 10 Feb 2023