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Early Years apprentice at Children's Place Barkerend The Children's Place (Barkerend)

Join Children's Place and start your career in childcare. Monitor children's development, help develop their skills through play and provide care for their daily needs.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

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 40 hours. Shifts based around the nursery's opening hours 7:30am to 6pm should be discussed and agreed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will be trained to fulfil the role of an Early Years Practitioner and contribute to a high-quality caring, teaching and learning environment for children. This involves creating a stimulating and developmentally appropriate physical learning environment and providing a warm, friendly emotional environment in which the children can develop through individual attention and group activities.

As an apprentice you will:

  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including care routines, observation, assessment and planning, parent feedback and transition using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Development Matters as a guide
  • To engage with Children’s Place processes such as induction, supervisions, training and conferences etc. and utilise the available support
  • To understand and adhere to Children’s Place Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, including the Prevent Duty
  • To be aware of up-to-date legislation in relation to safeguarding. The nursery manager is the lead safeguarding officer, in their absence the deputy manager or the most senior member of staff will fulfil this role
  • To follow all Children’s Place policies and procedures and respect Children’s Place beliefs
  • To work closely with the nursery SENCO and Early Years Practitioners to meet all children’s individual needs
  • To understand the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To understand and implement the Health and Safety File at all times
  • To understand Children’s Place Ltd Confidentiality Policy and adhere to it at all times
  • Look upon the nursery as a “whole”. Wherever possible use your initiative to identify where your help may be most utilised and be constantly aware of the needs of all children
  • To take ownership of the environment in which you work. Ensuring resources are looked after and well stocked
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. laundry, cleansing of equipment etc
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, summer fayre, children’s Christmas party etc
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery
  • To build and support teamwork and partnerships, both internally and externally, with parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time to time for example planning and key person profiles.

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibilities. Such variations are a common occurrence and should be seen as developmental opportunities within your CPD framework

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • L1 Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • The weekly day release is at Shipley College on a Wednesday

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On a successful completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice can progress to Early Years Educator.

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have: Researched the role, the location of the nursery and Shipley college. A DBS criminal record check and eligibility to work in the UK will be required. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV and may be asked to attend an assessment for Maths and English

About the employer

Children’s Place was established in 1991, with the aim to provide high quality care and education in the early years. From then on it has grown in size and reputation to become a leading day care provider across the West Yorkshire region. Children’s Place works in partnership with National Health Service (NHS) Trusts as well as Local Authority Early Years Services and Sure-Start Children and Family Centres to support parents, families and their communities. Across our settings our skilled staff teams provide outstanding care and education, which is reflected in our Ofsted Reports. Children’s Place Day Nurseries place children at the heart of the company and therefore we use our Care Objectives and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, to achieve and continuously fulfil our Mission Statement by providing all children in our care early years experiences that last a lifetime!


The Children's Place (Barkerend)


365 Barkerend Road



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Training provider



Cameron O'Donnell

01274 327 271

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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