Ref. 106 - Childcare Apprentice at Shining Stars Nursery based in Preston

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Intermediate Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code Ref. 106
Hours Per Week Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, including day-release at Blackburn College
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Job Description

Company Bio

Shining Stars Nursery was originally established in 2008 and has since grown out of dream and has established branches in Bolton, Blackburn and Preston providing excellent child care and education for 0-5 years olds for 51 weeks of the year. We respect all families regardless of social and economic background, ethnicity, abilities, sexual orientation or religious belief. Children with special or additional needs are welcome and we will do all we can to fully include children with disabilities.

We have a dedicated team of highly trained & qualified childcare practitioners who are passionate in the development and the progress of your children. At each of our nurseries our childcare practitioners aim to deliver a rich, stimulating nursery experience to enable your children to achieve their full potential.

Children have access to a range of nursery toys and resources, art and craft, dressing-up, I.C.T. equipment and much more. Shining Stars Nursery also provides outdoor activities along with swimming lessons and exciting annual trips, giving the opportunity to our children to support and extend their development.

Brief Overview

The apprentice will look after young children, providing a safe environment for the children to play, whilst supporting their learning and development.

Job Description

The apprentice will be undertaking the following duties:

  • All duties and care routines of the children
  • Conducting assessments
  • Tracking children's learning and development
  • Completing learning journeys
  • Cleaning routines (as part of a rota)
  • The apprentice will be required to be flexible to work between the hours of 8am-6pm and be available to work out of regular working hours. (E.G. weekends for nursery events and also attend training sessions)

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 5 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.

Job role will include assisting with the daily routine of the nursery, meeting and greeting parents and children, snack and mealtimes (preparing and assisting feeding with babies), engaging with children during free-play and focused activities indoor and outdoor, nappies and changing, helping to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for children being aware of safety and risks at all times.

Dealing with behavioural issues, working alongside qualified staff to understand the EYFS curriculum and be aware of the keyworker system, observations and planning to monitor areas of development. Attend staff meetings, parents evening, training courses such as first aid, safeguarding, food hygiene if required.

Person Specification

Desirable Skills




Team player

Good communicator

Have good writing skills

Be creative

Personal Qualities

Willingness to be trained and developed

Ability to use own initiative

Flexible approach to work

Well presented, polite and well spoken

Dress code and personal conduct to present a clean and smart appearance at all times

Desired Qualifications

English and Maths GCSE A-C/9-4 preferred

Things to consider

May have to attend work on weekends for nursery events, such as open days.

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.

Future Prospects

Full time employment is available on successful completion of the Apprenticeship

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

18-24 months

Training to be Provided

Apprenticeship Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce, Functional Skills Level 1 in English, Maths and ICT (if required)


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500


How To Apply
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