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About the vacancy

We are looking for someone to join our team working across our nursery and out of school club. 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 quality care to our children and maintaining very high standards.

Duties will include:

  • Planning and delivering high quality care and education to all children
  • Communicating with parents/carers
  • Working as part of a team
  • General cleaning and hygiene of the setting
  • Helping to serve snacks and meals to meet the nutritional requirements of children

The person we are looking for:

  • Reliable
  • Good communicator
  • Organised
  • A positive outlook with a genuine love of children

You will receive the following training:

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • This is a work-based qualification with monthly timetabled classes

What skills are we looking for?

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness


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


  • We are keen for apprentices to continue on to the level 3 with a view to a permanent position in the nursery

The starting salary is £12,506.00 for 37 hours Monday to Friday: Shifts can vary, between 8.00am - 5.30pm..

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

About the employer

Welcome to Cedar Tree Childcare, we are a childcare facility with a completely fresh approach to childcare, we are a small setting bringing the intimacy of a one to one logic combining this with a more social setting. We offer a number of childcare services which will meet your requirements which covers ALL aspects of childcare. Cedar Tree is dedicated and passionate to supporting a child’s development and has a number of services with this ethos in mind. We offer full time early years places from 0-5, both before and after school clubs, holiday clubs. We recently added to our list of services which include, crèche services (Total Fitness – Whitefield) and “Sleep Overs” this service is to support parents who only require short term care, we provide a baby massage and sign classes which will be held at our new unit situated at total fitness gym in Whitefield. Another one to the list is our children parties which cater for young girls and boys wanting a number of party themes

We are based at Elms Square, Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 7TA