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Once we have received your application you will be invited into college for a 30 minute interview and if necessary, to complete maths and/ or English assessments.  If you pass this stage we will forward your CV to the employer who will then decide to invite you for the second interview.  

About the vacancy

Immediate start to join our skilled and friendly team within a well-established nursery. You will be working in the nursery alongside a professional and experienced team, learning a range of skills to develop a career in an Early Years setting. You will also receive high-quality training in all aspects of Childcare with the support of the manager.

  • Ensuring the safety of children at all times
  • Supervising outdoor play
  • Supporting development through play
  • To plan and carry out activities
  • Preparing and feeding children
  • Keeping the nursery clean
  • Dealing with parents and any paperwork that needs to be completed
  • To attend additional training as required i.e. First Aid
  • To ensure that all Safeguarding Procedures are followed
  • You will be supported throughout your training and treated as a valuable member of staff
  • We will provide uniform garments free of charge

You will receive the following training:

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Monthly timetabled classes 
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship

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
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness


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


  • On successful completion of your apprenticeship you may be offered a permanent contract

The starting salary is £13,520.00 for 40 hours Monday to Friday; between 8.00am and 5.00pm (breaks to be confirmed)..

The apprenticeship will run for 16 Months, starting on Monday, July 01 2024. Applications close on Friday, June 21 2024.

About the employer

At Fisherfield Childcare, we are passionate about childcare and would love for you to meet our highly qualified staff and show you Fisherfield Childcare nursery life, where children thrive and are happy and safe. Each of our nurseries has been designed to create unlimited opportunities for development to ensure each child learns, develops and grow their unique personalities in a place that’s educational and enjoyable.

We are based at Edinburgh Way, Rochdale, OL11 2PD