Childcare Apprentice

Rockbourne Day Nursery

A Childcare Apprentice is required to maintain a safe and secure environment for all the children. You will also ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met and that all policies and procedures are adhered to.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

35 hours

Expected duration

20 months

Possible start date

29 Jul 2019


Duties include:

  • To maintain a safe secure environment for all the children
  • Interact with the children
  • Ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Report to experienced members of staff if any problems or seeking advice
  • Adhere to all staff rotas and breaks including nappy changes, cleaning, laundry, garden and staff room duties
  • To keep records of work, and plan and carry out observations
  • Make sure children are in a safe environment
  • Ensure that all registers are completed and presentable stored away in the correct files so can be found when required
  • To be able to work towards and maintain all standards
  • To follow the Early Years Foundation stage framework, being responsible for your key children’s recording and development. All records are to be up to date, observations recorded and activities to be age appropriate and challenging. Next steps are to clearly be identified, use the EYFS book when gathering information to support all evidence
  • To attend all staff meetings and training evenings, and days
  • Be prepared for supervision and or reviews
  • Ensure that any concerns or further action support is addressed
  • To ensure the health and safety is maintained at all times, signing in and out books are complete
  • To be fully aware of the Nursery Safeguarding Policies and procedure, having a great understanding of how to report a concern and where to seek contact numbers from as well as identifying signs and symptoms
  • Ensure that children's teaching and learning is effective

Working week

Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

35 hour per week

Date posted

11 Jul 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Experience of working with children aged 0 - 5 (desirable)
  • Experience of providing personal care to children and recognising their individual needs (desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity (desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace (desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of confidentiality (essential)


  • Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C or above in maths and English would be desirable
  • 2 references will be required before starting

Personal Qualities

  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as within a team structure to enhance the experiences of the children
  • Able to communicate and engage effectively with children, families, carers and colleagues
  • Well organised and able to cope and prioritise conflicting demands and made decisions effectively
  • Be a reliable member of the team working co-operatively and with flexibility
  • Be prepared to undertake professional development as required

Future Prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may be given the opportunity to continue in your role or progress onto an alternative support role within the company where you'll receive full training and support.

About the employer

Looking for a fantastic Liverpool Day Nursery? We are tucked away on Rockbourne Avenue in the quiet leafy suburb of Woolton, South Liverpool postcode L25. The nursery has been purposefully adapted to accommodate children from birth to five years and the children are divided into three rooms Baby (0-2yrs), Toddlers (2-3yrs) and Pre-School (3-5yrs). Each having a separate room especially designed to cater for all of their needs. At Rockbourne Day Nursery we pride ourselves on experienced staff and ensuring a happy, stimulating and secure environment for all the children in our care. We follow the government guidelines and early years foundation stage (EYFS), to provide the best care and education for each individual child. We also recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents to meeting the needs of the children. We do this by consulting parents on a regular basis through daily diaries parent evenings and through our online service via Capture Education. We have an open plan outdoor area to the rear of the nursery. There are plenty of opportunities for children to explore and use imagination in their play regardless of the weather, with a side garden for our younger babies to explore nature at its best.


Rockbourne Day Nursery


Rockbourne Avenue
L25 4TN

Training provider

  • Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce level 3 
  • The successful candidate will be visited once every 4 weeks by an assessor in the workplace
  • Depending on prior qualifications you will also be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics and English
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Training framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alder Training Limited


Mags de Lilla

0151 259 0264

Application instructions

Application closing date: 26 Jul 2019

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