Childcare Apprentice (35561) Tiddlywinks Higher Blackley

A wonderful opportunity is available at Tiddlywinks in Blackley. They are looking for an Apprentice to join them, training and working alongside a committed, passionate and inspirational team at an outstanding setting. You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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

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Closing date: 09 Jun 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 - Friday, 7.30 am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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

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

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

Reliable, Willingness to learn, Pro-active, Honest, Committed, Flexible, Fun loving, Happy, Caring, Self-assured, Focused


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

Tiddlywinks Day Nursery was founded by husband and wife, Imelda & David Mihell in the Summer of 1994 and the company officially opened their doors the same year. The long term vision from Imelda started at our Hill Lane nursery in 1994 following on from the conversion of a previous farmhouse where the family had lived. The upstairs of the nursery used to be a flat when the Hill Lane Blackley nursery first opened. Imelda oversaw the day to day running of the nursery, creating such a warm, welcoming and homely feel as Nursery Manager where the nursery was full of character and charm which the children and families viewed as a home from home. Over the years Tiddlywinks Day Nursery have steadily expanded from their original 18 place nursery at Hill Lane to their current provision of 7 day nurseries providing daily care for over 700 children and 5 Tiddlywinks Out of School Clubs, providing daily care for over 185 children. Tiddlywinks growth across Greater Manchester was recognised nationally with awards for their staff teams and the company directors. The expansion of Tiddlywinks Outstanding childcare service with additional sites became a milestone for the family run business, after sons Ashley and Ben joined the company in 2007. Ashley and Ben began working alongside their parents while completing University Studies to achieve their Bachelor Degrees.


Tiddlywinks Higher Blackley


116 Hill Lane



M9 6PW

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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: 09 Jun 2023