Childcare Practitioner Apprentice (35539) FOUNDATION YEARS DEBDALE LTD

We are a small nursery in the middle of Debdale Park in Gorton. Our emphasis in on outdoor play. Duties include to observe experienced staff and learn about our practice and daily routines of the nursery, and gaining experience in childcare.

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

    shift patterns between 7.30 am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 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?

In a typical day you could be:
• Preparing healthy snacks
• Supporting children’s lunch or sleep times
• Keeping the nursery clean and tidy and supporting children’s toilet needs
• Playing with the children is the biggest part of your role and as you learn how to observe children’s development you will help to plan meaningful activities for them
• As you progress you will be responsible for a key group of children and will be responsible for planning for their learning and development

We offer ongoing training and encourage all of our staff to achieve at least a level 3 in early years, but many of our staff continue on to degree and early years teacher qualifications.

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 pratitioner qualification
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

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

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Reliable, Punctual, Fun


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

About the employer

A small nursery in the heart of Debdale Park, Gorton. We offer a company uniform, birthday day off after qualifying period. We are on a main bus route into Manchester, so easy to access.




1075 Hyde Road



M18 7LJ

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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