We are looking for someone to join our team working across our nursery and out of school club. You will be supported throughout your course and be surrounded by an experienced team who will help and guide you to gain your qualification. You will be involved in planning and delivering quality care to our children and maintaining very high standards.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 24 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: Shifts can vary, between 8.00am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Planning and delivering high quality care and education to all children
  • Communicating with parents/carers
  • Working as part of a team
  • General cleaning and hygiene of the setting
  • Helping to serve snacks and meals to meet the nutritional requirements of children

The person we are looking for:

  • Reliable
  • Good communicator
  • Organised
  • A positive outlook with a genuine love of children

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • This is a work-based qualification with monthly timetabled classes

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We are keen for apprentices to continue on to the level 3 with a view to a permanent position in the nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Safeguarding is a priority and DBS checks will be undertaken and paid for by the company.

About the employer

Welcome to Cedar Tree Childcare, we are a childcare facility with a completely fresh approach to childcare, we are a small setting bringing the intimacy of a one to one logic combining this with a more social setting. We offer a number of childcare services which will meet your requirements which covers ALL aspects of childcare. Cedar Tree is dedicated and passionate to supporting a child’s development and has a number of services with this ethos in mind. We offer full time early years places from 0-5, both before and after school clubs, holiday clubs. We recently added to our list of services which include, crèche services (Total Fitness – Whitefield) and “Sleep Overs” this service is to support parents who only require short term care, we provide a baby massage and sign classes which will be held at our new unit situated at total fitness gym in Whitefield. Another one to the list is our children parties which cater for young girls and boys wanting a number of party themes




Elms Square

Bury New Road


M45 7TA

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below. Complete the form at the bottom of the vacancy with your details and attach a copy of your CV. A member of the Bury College Apprenticeship Team will then be in touch regarding your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 May 2024