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Childcare Apprenticeship (level 2) - Winchmore Hill CHILDBASE PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

Fun is an essential ingredient in all Childbase Partnership nurseries where the care and education opportunities for each and every child are as extraordinary as our colleagues who provide them. This is your opportunity to be part of the fun and to join us as an apprentice at our Woodberry Day Nursery in Winchmore Hill.

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

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As an apprentice at Childbase Partnership, you will be paid an hourly pay rate of £5.55. This will increase to £9.50 an hour after 6 months in post.

  • Working week

    This is a full-time role and you will work 37.5 hours a week throughout your apprenticeship. You will work varied shifts, usually between the hours of 07:15am-18:30pm Monday-Friday, so you experience all aspects of the daily routine at nursery.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a childcare apprentice, your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Work as part of a team to create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments across the nursery, plan and implement opportunities to enhance children’s development, and complete observations linked to the early years curriculum
  • Interact positively with all nursery users and work in partnership with colleagues and parents to ensure all children’s individual needs are met at all times whilst they are in your care
    adhere to nursery routines and policies and to seek guidance from your leadership team as required
  • Successfully manage your time to ensure you submit your coursework by the deadlines set by your assessor/tutor

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

This apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to provide outstanding early years care and education.  By the end of your apprenticeship with us you will gain:

  • A NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner qualification; there will be an on-line assessment during our shortlisting stage to determine the right level of apprenticeship for you
  • Appropriate functional skills qualifications in maths and English, if you do not already have equivalent qualifications in these subjects when you commence your apprenticeship

Our early years apprenticeship offers you:

  • The opportunity to gain valuable, practical childcare experience, working with children aged 0-5 years in a nursery setting
  • 'Off the job' learning time within your working week which will support your studies
  • A childcare trainer/assessor from our in-house Training Academy of Excellence, who will visit you at the nursery on a regular basis to guide and direct you
  • Group training sessions, with other apprentices from across our partnership, held at our academy in Newport Pagnell; there are 8 sessions as part of the level 2 apprenticeship 
  • A permanent contract subject to you successfully gaining your qualification, where after completion you will be appointed as a qualified Nursery Nurse within our partnership

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent contract subject to you successfully gaining your qualification, where after completion you will be appointed as a qualified Nursery Nurse within our partnership. More longer term, if you go on to gain a level 3 qualification, you will be able to progress in to roles such as Team Leader, Deputy Manager and Nursery Manager.

During your apprenticeship with us, you will benefit from:

  • 22 days of annual leave, with the option to buy and sell days
  • Perkbox access offering various retail discounts and reduced ticket prices on days out
  • Fully-paid enhanced DBS check
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments when you are at work
  • Thrive mental health app, employee assistance scheme and occupational health service
  • £1000 ‘recommend a friend’ bonus if you successfully refer someone to come and work for us
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual staff conference and awards event, at which individual and team achievements are recognised

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

For your application to be considered, at the time you apply, you must be able to evidence your NI number and right to work in the UK, ideally have photographic ID (valid passport or driving licence), have access to a computer, been resident in the UK for at least 3 years and be comfortable travelling to the training sessions in Newport Pagnell.

About the employer

Childbase Partnership, delivering childcare excellence since 1989. Rated ‘World Class’ by Best Companies and a European Business Award winner, the employee-owned Childbase Partnership is on a mission to give children the best possible start in life. That means a commitment to continuously redefine excellence in every area of operation from imaginative, state of the art, age-appropriate play and learning spaces in nurseries to the award-winning training programmes for its early years professionals. A top UK workplace for over a decade, every Childbase Partnership colleague is an employee-owner, invested in ensuring that each and every child in their care is happy, confident and ready to realise their full potential.




Woodberry Day Nursery

36 Church Hill

Winchmore Hill

N21 1LE

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you've submitted your application, you will be asked to answer some initial eligibility questions by email, after which a screening telephone call will be arranged for you. Upon successful completion of initial screening, there will be an online assessment for you to complete, so we can check what level of apprenticeship is most suitable for you. A visit to the nursery will follow, at which, you will be able to look around, meet some of the team and engage in an interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Feb 2023