CH-180 Early Years L3 Apprentice at Westholme Nursery in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code CH-180
Hours Per Week 40 hours
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Job Description

The Apprentice is a key member of the early year’s team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of children whilst undertaking a formal qualification in childcare.

•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 an agreed set time frame

•Have a child centred approach to the running of the nursery

•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 a 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 alongside the staff team

•Assist with the care and educational experiences planned by the staff team

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

•Practice positive behaviour management techniques

•Support the manager and work as a team to ensure a good or better inspection outcome

•Attend staff meetings and training sessions necessary for continuing Professional Development

•Participate in all self-development activities including appraisal and supervisions

•Maintain staffing ratios in accordance with statutory regulations


Person Specification


Ability to understand the child’s view.

Able to have empathy and understand what it is like for a child in a nursery.

Ability to act assertively, and behave fairly and ethically.

Show resilience and determination to succeed in the face of pressure and difficulties. Ability to identify concerns and resolve complex dilemmas in a fair, open and reasoned manner.


Able to communicate effectively with both children and adults. Ability to share information, ideas and arguments with a variety of audiences, in a variety of media.  Effective ICT skills.

Ability to work with others, to contribute to the development of teams.

Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of techniques. Ability to encourage team effort, support cohesion and champion motivation.

Reflect and respond.

Reflect on the quality of own performance. Respond positively to direction and improve own performance. Know when to seek advice and support.

Ability to focus on results and outcomes.

Demonstrate a proactive approach and take responsibility for getting things done.

Managing self.

Ability to self-manage, be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things.

Information gathering.

Information search skills gather many different kinds of information by a variety of means.

Literacy and Numeracy

Demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy ability.

Thinking and taking decisions.

Ability and skills to think and make decisions, analyse and make deductions from information in order to form judgments and take decisions.

Personal Qualities

Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible

A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm

Able to perform under stress

A creative thinker

A good sense of humour


Subject to Blackburn College initial assessment results or GCSE’s C in Maths and English.



Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

L3 – 18 months

Training to be Provided

  • Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills

Future Prospects

This position could lead to a full time role


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292849

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