Early Years Childcare Practitioner Apprentice LISTER STEPS LIMITED

We are looking for someone new to join our team to work in our younger room with our children. We care for children 0–14 across the nursery. We are looking for someone that is up-beat, looking for a new challenge, someone with a passion to create the best start for our children. Work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    Minimum wage depending on age.

    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

    Must be flexible, work 30 hours over 5 days and overtime is a possibility. Opening hours of the nursery is Monday - Friday, 7:30am and 6pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support all staff in the setting and actively work to promote good teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy manager of any concerns relating to children, parents and the safety of the environment, you must preserve confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre and nursery events
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snacks and meals, cleansing of equipment, putting out bins, laundry, front of house any other task deemed suitable by the management team. You also need to be flexible regarding working in different rooms as and when required to ensure effective operation of the nursery
  • To ensure that health and safety standards are always maintained
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially regarding being a key person you must keep children’s learning journals up to date, including photographs, and you must take weekly observations of the children in your care
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained
  • To complete daily risk assessments and activity risk assessments when needed

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • First Aid
  • Functional Skills (if required)
  • During your apprenticeship you will be working towards your Level 3 Early years Educator qualification
  • You will be visited every month by your dedicated Development Couch from The Learning Foundry and you will also be required to attend monthly online workshops

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Before starting the position a DBS check must be completed.

About the employer

Lister Steps is a community-based charity caring for children from 6 weeks to 14 years of age through nursery, playgroup, breakfast and after school clubs and school holiday schemes. In 2016, we were awarded £3.95 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore & re-purpose the Grade 11 listed Lister Drive Library. Construction work began in April 2019 and the regenerated building will enable us to relocate our existing childcare & family support services and provide an extended range of opportunities for our community. The Old Library will bring people together to learn new skills, volunteer, socialise & make new friends, study, develop enterprise and celebrate & party.







L13 7EB

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Training provider



Kellie Lynch



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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