Early Years Lead Apprentice (Level 5) HALE DAY NURSERY LTD

We have a fantastic opportunity for a caring and passionate individual to join our highly motivated team. Working within a well-established setting, you will be fully supported in your qualification, to further your own learning alongside providing high quality care to all children, aged 0-5 years.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Increasing Holidays to a maximum of 33 days (inc. Bank Holidays). Discounted Childcare Annual Pay review Attendance Bonus

    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 work between the hours 7.30am-6.00pm. Flexible with working days/hours. Occasional evening meetings/training sessions.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Hale Day Nursery, our vision is to support our children in building resilience and we strive to offer them a wide range of experiences and opportunities. A successful candidate will:

  • Uphold our vision and contribute to the high standard of care and provision for the children
  • Maintain good relationships
  • Lead and support the team with daily running of the room and following the routine
  • Be a leaderful practitioner to support, mentor, coach, train and guide colleagues to engage and motivate others
  • Maintain accurate registers and children's development records
  • To be responsible for the completion of any tasks delegated by the deputy or nursery manager
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship course

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

Upon completion you will achieve a Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner qualification.  

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The course will help you progress further through your career onto leadership roles such as Room leader, Deputy Manager or 3rd in charge.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Travel options to get to Hale are: Trains into Hale Train Station (approx. 20 minute walk) Altrincham Interchange bus depot (approx. 20-30 minute bus journey away 283 or 284) Possible options for a bicycle to be provided (To be discussed further on interview)

About the employer

Our ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ nursery provides care to children aged 0-5 years and is located in a large Grade II listed farm house in the green belt. Today the characterful Hale Day Nursery offers large grounds and play areas surrounded by fields to two sides which lead to the Bollin River. Our idyllic location enables much of our time to be spent outdoors, in our large garden, the local park or the Cheshire countryside, which is literally on our doorstep.




Hale day Nursery

60 Bankhall Lane


WA15 0LG


Stacey Child


0161 980 7019

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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