Apprentice Childcare Assistant


The Nursery Practitioner is a key member of the early years’ team and is responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children based on their needs and interests. You will be supported to achieve your level 3 qualification with opportunities to career progress within our setting.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

32 hours

Expected duration

18 months

Possible start date

30 Jan 2021


The successful candidates duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Promote positive relationships in the early years’ setting
  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of the children
  • Support the children’s development, learning and play
  • Be a Key Person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of team work
  • To be a role model and be able to showcase high quality practice with regards to individual and group work with children
  • At all times to take responsibility alongside the Nursery Management Team for the safety, security and well-being of all children, staff and visitors
  • To ensure that safeguarding procedures are followed in line with Local Authority and Company procedures
  • To support the management team in supporting the nursery to reach an ‘Outstanding’ grade with Ofsted
  • To embrace, understand and promote Barton Day Nurseries and to understand the role you play as part of the team to provide high levels of care and education. Reflect on daily practice and identify areas for continual improvement
  • To ensure that all children are treated as individuals and that we are supporting this through our approach to planning in line with the EYFS
  • To work in partnership to ensure standards are continuously being met in line with Ofsted requirements and the EYFS
  • To ensure that any identified development needs are raised with the Management Team
  • Ensure that settling-in and transitions are well managed for all children, ensuring they are communicated to parents, carers and colleagues
  • To ensure effective communication with staff and families through participation in staff meetings, parents evenings and any further events held by the nursery
  • Deal with any parent/carer issues or concerns in a timely manner, escalating any issues to your Deputy Manager as necessary
  • To support the planning and implementation of activities with individual or groups of children; promoting effective teaching and learning
  • To follow the guidance and requirements as set out in the EYFS
  • To promote the inclusion of all children
  • To meet the physical needs of children by encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence

Working week

Monday - Friday with 1 day independent study (Times to be confirmed)

32 hour per week

Date posted

07 Jan 2021

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


2 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Have a logical and analytical approach to problem solving


  • Level 2 childcare
  • Functional Skills in maths and English level 2 (or equivalent)

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Good team player
  • You must be able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm
  • A practical and common sense approach to work

Future Prospects

  • Progression onto full time work
  • Willing to support the study of foundation degree and Forest School qualification

About the employer

Barton Day Nurseries Limited is a private day nursery and pre-school based in Fazakerley.

They strive to offer outstanding teaching and learning in a safe and secure environment.​

Their vision is to believe, develop and nurture all of their children in a safe, stimulating and caring environment by following a curriculum based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and a partnership with parents and carers.




Lower Lane
L9 7AD

Training provider

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills maths and English (If needed)

Training framework

Early Years Educator

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by St Helens College


Jemima Cox

Application instructions

Application closing date: 21 Jan 2021

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