Apprentice Early Years Assistant

Pay: £9,191 per year
Hours: 35 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Location: YMCA Childcare – Blinco Grove, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TS
Deadline: 16th February 2022
Interviews: TBD
Job Reference: APP-BG

Looking to start a career in Childcare? Interested in joining our growing team? Then read on to find out more…


About Us


YMCA Trinity Group strives to create a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know how staff & volunteers feel directly translates to the quality of service and care we give our clients, and we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to fulfil our Mission.

We are proud of our YMCA Childcare Programme, operating Childcare settings across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.


Job Role


YMCA Trinity Group has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Early Years Assistant.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to be a part of our childcare setting in Cambridge, stating asap. The role will involve assisting the childcare team, providing a caring, safe, stimulating environment in order for children to grow and meet their full potential, whilst ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided.

This a fantastic opportunity to learn about childcare, learning and development whilst working alongside knowledgeable and experienced staff.  You will gain hands-on experience of working with children and have the support you need to complete your studies.


Skills and Experience


Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Can you sing out of tune?
  • Can you pretend to eat playdough cakes?
  • Are you able to read the same story multiple times?
  • Are you happy to jump in muddy puddles and sing in the rain?


If you answered yes to all of the above then you may be the person we are looking for.


You should have the following qualities:

  • Be sympathetic to the aims and purposes of YMCA Trinity Group,
  • Willing to work towards Level 2 in Childcare, with the possibility of progressing onto Level 3,
  • The ability to work alone, and as part of a team,
  • To show commitment and enthusiasm towards achieving positive outcomes for our families


Job Description


Please read our job description:


Apprentice Early Years Assistant

Apprentice Early Years Assistant Job Description (149KB, PDF)


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Please read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) for support on applying.


Complete online application


Express interest/ submit CV


We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.

If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact and a member of our HR Team will be able to assist you.

YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Contact Us


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact; Sam Beldam on 01223 949090 or email /

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Additional Information


Please note: YMCA Trinity Group does not have a sponsored Licence to recruit non-UK workers and therefore all candidates are expected to be able to work in the UK.

Unless stated otherwise, we do require an application form, completed in full, should you wish to be considered for a role with YMCA Trinity Group. Applications are scored against the relevant job description. CV’s will not be considered as an application.

Occasionally we fill a role sooner than expected, we reserve the right to withdraw vacancies before an advertised closing date. Early application is advised. An email will be sent to confirm receipt of applications, please contact us if you have a problem submitting your application.