CH-158 Childcare Apprentice at Westholme Nursery & Infant School in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.50 per hour
Reference Code CH-158
Hours Per Week 40 hours including 7 hours day release at college
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Job Description

Westholme School, established in 1923, is a successful independent school located on the rural outskirts of Blackburn.

The school is based across 3 sites, providing a first class education to around 800 pupils, aged 3 months - 18 years. 

The Nursery is looking to seek an Apprentice to work across the Early Years Department.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a small, friendly team who are dedicated to providing a high standard of care and education to children in our Early Years Department. 


Job Purpose and Accountability

An Apprentice is a key member of the Early Years team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children whilst undertaking a formal qualification in childcare.

You will:

promote positive relationships in the Early Years setting

promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the children

support the children’s development, learning and play

contribute to the effectiveness of team work

complete a formal qualification in childcare within the set time frame

Duties and Responsibilities 

Have a child centred approach to the running of the service

Encourage and model appropriate behaviour and expectations

Maintain accurate and effective children’s records

Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality

Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality

Work well as part of a team

Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day

Work in partnership with parents

Attend parent events and meetings as required

Promote the Nursery to current parents and potential customers

Work with other agencies to support children

Work with the training provider to complete a childcare qualification

Implement Westholme policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and other statutory requirements

Assist with observations and planning with the staff team

Assist with the care and educational experiences planned by the staff team for the children

Ensure that children are kept safe and where necessary follow child protection procedures

Practise positive behaviour management techniques

Person Specification


A good level of written and spoken English

Personal Qualities

Enthusiastic, cheerful, friendly and energetic.

Someone who has an understanding of confidentiality and can work to high standards.

The Apprentice must be hardworking and willing to commit to a full induction and training programme.


Must have GCSE Maths and English grade C+ 


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate/ Advanced Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

L2 – 13 months    L3 – 24 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2  Children and Young People’s Workforce

Level 3 Early Years Educator Pathway

Functional Skills

Employment Rights & Responsibilities

Future Prospects

Level 2 - Level 3 – Foundation degree


Kirsty Gregory - Training Adviser at Blackburn College

01254 292470

Employer website

Westholme Nursery & Infant School

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