Apprentice Childcare Practitioner ABC Childcare Services Cheshire Limted

ABC Childcare are looking for an Apprentice Childcare Practitioner (Level 2) to join their experienced team of professionals. Our mission is simple - we provide building blocks for your children's futures. We believe that every child is unique and will grow at his or her own pace.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, flexible hours. Shifts to be confirmed. The successful applicant will be working between 30-40 hours per week. This can be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To ensure that all areas are set up for the day and that the environment is enabling
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Set up cots in the children's bedrooms
  • View plans for the day and to liaise with the Team Leader/Deputy Manager
  • Engage with children in age appropriate activities
  • Document children's learning and development via observations and planning
  • To ensure that every child and visitor is signed in and out each day
  • Ensure that areas of play are free from obstruction and toys are accessible to children
  • To follow ABC's policies and procedures and to review them regularly
  • To follow the EYFS principles and read other books and publications relevant to childcare
  • Plan children's next steps and document their progress
  • Attend to children's physical needs such as nappy changing, toileting and hand washing and to follow the intimate care policy
  • Contribute to Learning Journeys and ensure an observation is added for each child weekly
  • Ensure all toys are in the correct boxes and that areas are left tidy (when the children have finished playing)
  • Use positive language when liaising with children and adults and ensure that you are a good role model for all around you
  • Show enthusiasm for the role and participate in staff discussions, meetings, brain storming etc
  • Take ownership for your own ideas
  • Follow risk assessments and attend to cleaning duties
  • Complete relevant paperwork such as diaries and accident forms
  • Liaise with parents daily using positive language
  • Liaise with all team members regarding a child's daily routine
  • Ensure children's belongings, diaries, paperwork and art work get sent home every day
  • Be vigilant to children's safety inside and outside of the setting Ensure children come first at all times.
  • Attend training as suggested by the Manager
  • Cover other staff holidays and sickness as requested by the Manager
  • Be a supportive team member and think of colleague's feelings and well-being
  • Ensure that all areas are tidied and that your responsibilities have been completed before you leave each day

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

End Point Assessment:

  • Professional discussion and review of behaviours
  • Knowledge test
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Training and training location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status
  • There will be continued personal development and opportunities for career progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, Non judgemental, Organisation skills, Patience, Physical fitness, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

* How do you plan to get to work each day to ensure you arrive on time? * ABC Childcare Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to a thorough interview process, references and an enhanced CRB check.

About the employer

ABC Childcare are looking for an Apprentice to join their experienced team of professionals. Our mission is simple - We provide building blocks for your children's futures. We believe that every child is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Our staff spend time nurturing children's strengths and encouraging them to reach new heights


ABC Childcare Services Cheshire Limted


Edleston Primary School

26 Denver Avenue



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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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