Early Years Care Apprentice CHESTNUT HOUSE NURSERY LTD

A great opportunity has come up for the successful candidate to join our friendly team at Ash Tree Day Nursery. As an apprentice, you will assist the Nursery and other members of staff and undergo full training to develop skills to enable you to progress with a view for a full-time vacancy once qualified.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2024

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

    Mon - Thurs 08:00 - 18:00 (1 Hr. Break) Work hours are negotiable. Shifts tbc

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

General care of children, aged 3 months to 5 years.

Adhering to policies and procedures / health and safety

Light cleaning

Supporting staff and promoting learning and development of children in your care.

Building positive relationships with parents and other outside agencies.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Functional Skills, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be a full time vacancy for the successful candidate after training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

How will you travel to work?

About the employer

Ashtree Day Nursery, part of the Chestnut House Day Nursery is situated in the heart of the thriving Blacon community and provides full and part-time nursery places, pre-school, after school club and holiday club for children aged 0 to 11 years old. Following a complete refurbishment project, Ashtree opened in 2017 and now boasts facilities that are second to none. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped dance studios and large gardens with an array of outdoors equipment that supplement the spacious, age specific play rooms. Your children will be encouraged to learn and explore through focused play, expertly guided by a team of highly qualified, professional staff.




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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