Apprentice Childcare Practitioner – Brodetsky Primary School (LS17 7TN)

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To work with Children aged two to five years. The Childcare Apprentice will undertake a broad and varied range of activities working under supervision. To include, setting up planned activities, helping children at meal times, personal care routines, assessing health and safety in the setting for the children and general tidying.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Apprentice who loves children and wishes to develop a career in Early Years Childcare.

The successful candidate will join our established and warm natured nursery. The right candidate will become an integral part of the team of committed staff.

Job purpose:

  • Contribute to a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery
  • Develop and maintain good relationships and professional communication with parents/carers and give support to other team members throughout the nursery
  • Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Promote the high profile and reputation of the business at all times

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children in your care in conjunction with other team members
  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Engage in good team working
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents/other family members
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents’ evenings, fundraising events etc
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help where needed
  • Carry out personal care and hygiene routine of babies and children including the changing of nappies and toileting
  • Undertake domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning and tidying of nursery equipment and facilities

Complete job description will be provided at interview.

About the Employer

We are a Jewish faith Primary School with a feeder Nursery on site. Brodetsky Primary School is an Orthodox Jewish faith school where the success of every child is achieved through creativity, independence and resilience.

Things to Consider

  • During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and Open days
  • This setting is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • We are a Jewish Faith school and as such we require staff to follow a modest dress code policy and ensure that all food brought on sight is Kosher
  • Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Training to be Delivered

You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor. An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey

Standards Title: Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Length of Programme: 18 months’ variable

Mode of delivery: one day in college per month

Competence and Knowledge qualification:

  • L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 1-2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1-2 Functional skills in Maths

End Point Assessment

The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Multiple choice Exam
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Brodetsky Primary School

Employer Address

The George Lyttleton Centre
Wentworth Avenue
LS17 7TN

Expected Duration

18 Months

Working Week

Monday – Friday, 8.15am-3.45pm

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£192.50 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade C/4 or above, or alternatively Functional/Key Skills at Level 1 or above.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working with children including babysitting
  • Good communication skills
  • Good written skills
  • Works well in a team
  • Basic computer knowledge

Personal Qualities

  • Cheerful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Kind
  • Honest
  • Caring
  • Trustworthy
  • Organised and prompt
  • Excellent personal presentation and hygiene

Future Prospects

  • After completion of the Apprenticeship at Level 2, the candidate will be supported to achieve the full Level 3 qualification if applicable and become a Key Person responsible for a group of children
  • Once the successful candidate has completed their childcare qualifications, there will be the opportunity for internal progression within the nursery

Date Posted


Leeds City College