Are you looking to start your career in childcare? We’re in need of talented Early Years apprentices! If you want to work in early years and are looking for an opportunity to gain experience and qualifications, this role is just what you’ve been looking for.
Our staff are our biggest asset at Toad Hall and we are keen to improve, develop and grow our amazing team. We are currently recruiting for a variety of roles across the group, as it takes a lot of people, with different skills and experiences to provide high quality childcare. Our vacancies page has an up to date list of all job roles and their locations.
If you’ve decided you’d like to work in early years, applying for an apprenticeship with Toad Hall Nurseries is the perfect way to kick-start your career. Whether you’re finishing school or looking for a career change, you’ll be a motivated person who is eager to learn and gain experience of working in an early years setting.
With a thirst for knowledge and an eagerness to experience life in a childcare setting, you’ll have bags of enthusiasm for early years. You’ll be able to manage a varied workload comprising days spent working at the nursery, combined alongside study with a tutor.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for individuals wanting to gain experience to begin a career in early years. You will be supported at every step, learning from our experienced nursery workers and gaining experience of all aspects of early years care. The apprenticeship includes training for an intermediate, advanced or higher qualification, to take you to the next step in your career.
You can find more information about our childcare apprenticeship programme here.
Your day-to-day tasks would include:
- Shadowing nursery staff and gaining experience of working in a nursery.
- Studying for your Early Years qualification.
- Having lots of fun!
If you’d like to know more about the type of work you might be doing in the nursery, have a look at the Nursery Assistant Role Profile (pdf).
You will need:
- A genuine desire to learn and begin a career working with children.
- To be over 16 and out of full-time education when you start your apprenticeship (but you can apply when you are still at school or college).
- To be based in England.
- A satisfactory DBS check!
In return we provide:
- Free uniform.
- Competitive salary package, including pension and occupational sick pay.
- Paid time off for dependants, increasing annual leave with each complete year of service.
- Discounts and savings at over 900 retailers through Toad Hall Rewards.
- Generous staff discount on childcare places and discount for one family member too!
- Excellent training and development opportunities.
How to apply
To start your career in the Early Years, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and details of which of our settings you would like to apply to or click here to send us your details. Don’t forget to tell us why you want to work in the Early Years sector!
If you are not sure that an Apprentice role is right for you, then visit our vacancies page which has an up to date list of all job roles at the Toad Hall Nursery group.
Working at Toad Hall
It’s worth highlighting that to be a member of staff at Toad Hall, experience of working in a nursery is desirable but not essential as we provide excellent training and development opportunities. So, if you have a friend or family member who has an interest in a career in childcare, we would love to talk to them.
If there are no advertised nursery jobs that catch your eye, please fill out this contact form to send us your details and we’ll get back to you shortly to find out what you’re looking for.
Toad Hall Nursery Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to have an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and where appropriate, provide a certificate of good conduct before starting work with Toad Hall.
For detailed information about the Modern Apprentice role, download the Nursery Assistant Role Profile (pdf).