Childcare Apprentice Mill House Childcare

Mill House Nursery childcare team at our Escrick setting are looking for an exceptional individual to join them as an Apprentice. We want to recruit an enthusiastic, patient and committed person to work with children from 3 months to preschool age, helping guide and shape their development and build positive relationships with parents and carers.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 1 year on the apprenticeship, wage will be in line with national minimum wage for your age group

  • Working week

    Hours will vary between 7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 25.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working with children from 3 months to preschool age, helping guide and shape their development at a formative age and building positive relationships with parents and carers is a rewarding and fulfilling professional career.

You will be involved in supporting and planning activities for the children, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Working alongside your colleagues to provide an outstanding learning environment for the children, ensuring the children’s individuality is being met and maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both the children and their families. You will also start for form bonds with children and build professional relationships with the parents.

Purpose of post:

  • To learn safeguarding and other policies, processes, arrangements and objectives
  • To learn how to effectively deliver the Early Years’ Foundation Stage
  • To learn all about the care and development of children under 2
  • To learn and champion Mill House Nursery Escrick Ltd’s equality and diversity ethos
  • To learn about working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing a stimulating and caring safe environment for children
  • To learn how to communicate effectively with parents, colleagues and other professionals
  • To attend your own training sessions and all staff meetings and parent evenings/open days as required

Key areas:

  • Working with children
  • Attending meetings
  • Liaising with parents

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

  • This is an opportunity to take your first steps to becoming an early years practitioner, completing the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship as well as Paediatric First Aid.
  • You will be supported by members of your team throughout your apprenticeship, gaining experience that will go towards your End Point Assessment
  • You will be given one day a week to complete your apprenticeship work and will have regular visits from your assessor in your workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There may be the opportuntity to progress to a higher level apprenticeship and becoming a full-time member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Dependability, Child centred, Flexibility


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

At Mill House we aim to offer a warm, friendly, ‘home from home’, nurturing environment with lots of opportunities for fun, educational and stimulating activities. We love our outings and experiences! We are a registered setting, which means that we have had the business and setting inspected in order to make sure that we are suitable. We follow the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in an informal, play-based way to help children learn and develop.


Mill House Childcare


Unit 7

Escrick Buisness Park


YO19 6FD

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Training provider



Heart of Yorkshire Group

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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