CH-189 Early Years Practitioner at Westholme Infant and Nursery School based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code CH-189
Hours Per Week 40 hours over 5 days, this includes day-release at college
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Job Description

Brief Overview

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.

Vacancy Description

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 humor


Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English

(Predicted grades will be looked at for Year 11 students)

Things to consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

L2 – 15months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce

Functional Skills

Employment Rights & Responsibilities

Future Prospects

May lead to a permanent position


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292849


How To Apply
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