Childcare Apprentice - Early Years Practitioner ROOBYLOOS NURSERY WORSLEY LTD

RoobyLoos (Buddle Nurseries) are looking to recruit their next apprentice. You will work with children aged 0-5 supporting their development and wellbeing through indoor and outdoor activities. You will be supported to work towards your Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship and progress onto the Early Years Educator upon completion.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 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 - Friday; between the hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main responsibilities:

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • To ensure that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship 

 Main activities:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to follow child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To be a key person and work within and understand the requirements of the role of the key person. Developing strong bonds with children and families
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To implement and promote all Roobyloos policies and procedures and the Staff Rules
  • To have an understanding of children's development, their needs and the provision of positive play
  • To demonstrate genuine care for children
  • To care for and supervise the group of children assigned to them
  • To ensure children’s safety at all times
  • To take an interest in the children and their families, to treat them as individuals and with respect at all times
  • To create an interesting and stimulating environment for the child to develop all their skills
  • To provide at all times a warm and caring environment for babies and to be as consistent as possible regarding that environment
  • To provide support for any children with special needs and to liaise with senior members of staff to promote their welfare and development
  • To ensure positive management of children’s behaviour
  • To carry out housekeeping duties as appropriate
  • To ensure the ethos, implementation and legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths Functional Skills if required
  • English Functional Skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship, we will support you through your Level 3 and then onto a full-time role in the nursery. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 1 to 9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 1 to 9) Desired

Things to consider

The role is very demanding, please ensure you have researched the career before applying.

About the employer

Roobyloos is part of Buddle Nurseries, they are a private day nursery located in Walkden caring for children aged 0 - 5.




323 Manchester Road



M28 3YN

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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


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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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