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About the vacancy

We are looking for a L3 Childcare Apprentice to join our small but busy friendly setting. You will be supported throughout your course and be surrounded by an experienced team who will help and guide you to gain your qualification. You will be involved in planning and delivering high quality care to our children and maintaining our high standards.

  • Carry out activities with the children.
  • Plan activities to meet the needs of the children.
  • Observe the children in their play.
  • Ensuring all the children within the setting reach their full potential.
  • Ensure the children are happy and thriving in a caring environment.
  • Safeguard children
  • Cleaning duties.
  • Supervising snacks and lunch.

You will receive the following training:

  • Early Years Educator L3 Apprenitceship Standard
  • L3 Diploma for Early Years Workforce
  • This is a work-based qualification with timetables classes.
  • College attendance may be required for Functional Skills.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness
  • Maturity is essential
  • Team Work


  • Essential : English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent - C/4 or above)


Development within nursery setting with the possibility of a full time position.

The starting salary is £10,649.60 for 32 hours Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00 – 6.00pm.

The apprenticeship will run for 21 Months, starting on Monday, July 01 2024. Applications close on Friday, June 21 2024.

About the employer

St Brendan's Pre School Nursery is a small, friendly 48 place full-time nursery welcoming children from the age of 6-weeks to school age, providing a space for children to develop in their own unique way. We are there to support every child, we are there to support every parent and we are there to support everyone who works with us.

We are based at St Brendans Pre-school, Brookfold Lane, Harwood, Bolton, BL2 4DZ