Early Years Practitioner Apprentice CHANNING CHILD CARE LTD

Channing Child Care Ltd are looking to take on an Early Years Educator Apprentice. You will work collaboratively with the staff team in the planning, delivery and evaluation of high-quality learning opportunities for children.

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Closing date: 16 Mar 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

    Monday to Friday, shifts are to be confirmed, between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties:

  • Supporting children and their families
  • To work collaboratively with the staff team in the planning, delivery and evaluation of high-quality learning opportunities for children
  • To be fully involved in the planning and development, of interpersonal skills and to undertake activities to support the personal, social and emotional needs of children
  • To assist in the devising of children’s individual targets and the monitoring and reviewing of those targets
  • To develop positive relationships with children, parents and staff to assist children’s progress and attainment
  • To record assessments for key children on a regular basis and to use documentation to engage parents in supporting children’s learning

Supporting learning and the curriculum:

  • To monitor individual children’s progress and to engage parents in discussing their children’s needs achievements and concerns
  • To support children’s positive learning dispositions and the management of children’s behaviour
  • To undertake tasks as discussed in daily planning meetings
  • To provide ideas, materials and learning strategies for activities
  • To undertake the recording of children’s achievements in partnership with their parents
  • To support the use of ICT in learning activities


  • Be involved in the preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Keep accident, incident, and risk assessment records
  • Supervise meals/snack times and where appropriate preparation of babies’ bottles
  • Adhere to the Policies & Procedures of Channing’s Childcare Ltd and compliance with the guidelines of Ofsted
  • Be hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Have a sense of fun
  • DBS is required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship training will take place in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

The Channings Childcare group of nurseries provides good quality care for babies, toddlers, and preschool children. Channings childcare is a family of 6 nurseries situated across Oldham and Rochdale. The settings have been designed as an inspiring space for children to develop, offering a wide range of resources for both indoor and outdoor play. Staff are passionate about giving the children the opportunity to thrive in a caring, safe, engaging fun place in preparation for their next steps, including school readiness.




Springbank Street




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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


Nathan Finn


01706 631417

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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