Apprentice Child-minding Assistant Rebecca Bourne

Little Orchards Childcare are looking for an apprentice to help with all childminding related duties based mainly in the playroom and outdoor area.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Between Tuesday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Help preparing the premises for the arrival of children e.g. health and safety checks, general cleaning
  • To be friendly, approachable and professional to parents/carers who visit and who drop/collect their children
  • Help planning and setting out of equipment to meet children’s current interests
  • To play alongside the children, to observe their play and development and to make brief notes on each child to record any significant observations
  • To assist with planing, observations and next steps 
  • To help tidying up during and after play activities where necessary and to keep all children safe
  • To help with snack and mealtime preparation, serving and clearing away
  • To assist with helping the children's personal needs ie helping them use the toilet, hand washing and nappy changing 
  • Meeting the day to day needs of all children being cared for
  • To assist with walking children to and from school
  • To assist and accompany the children on outings
  • The cleaning and maintenance of all toys and equipment as and when necessary
  • To be aware of and to follow published policies at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to multitask
  • Vigilant 
  • Punctual 
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Productive

Qualifications required

GCSE Mathematics and English Grade C or above or equivalent.

Future prospects

If you perform well during your 12 month Apprenticeship, you may be provided with the opportunity for promotion!

About the employer

Little Orchards Childcare is looking for an individual to join in caring for 6 children a day plus additional older children after school.


Rebecca Bourne


143 Orchard Road

Burgess Hill

RH15 9PJ

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Training provider

Training will be provided by Training Associates, providing the successful apprentice with an NVQ level 2 in children and young person's workforce.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017