Childcare Apprenticeship KIDS COUNTRY DAY NURSERY LTD

Kids Country Day Nursery, Knutsford, are looking to take on a keen and reliable Childcare Apprentice to join the team.

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Closing date: 04 Sep 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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Kids Country Day Nursery, Knutsford, are looking to take on a keen and reliable Childcare Apprentice to join the team. Full training will be provided.

Daily Duties to include:

  • Working with children under 5 in their earliest years.
  • To help ensure the safety and security of children in the setting whilst promoting the children's learning and enjoyment through planned play experiences.
  • The role will include supporting children's care routines such as meal and sleep times, helping to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities from outdoor play to creative activities and reading stories.
  • To supervise and support children's play extending their interests ensuring they feel safe and secure at all times.
  • To help with daily routines and activities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Can use initiative effectively.
  • Able to communicate well with children and adults.
  • Patience.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated.
  • Caring.
  • Patient.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Committed.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally A-C in GCSE English and Maths or the equivalent.

Future prospects

To go onto the L3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Things to consider

Please check public transport routes: Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Kids’ Country Day Nursery is a purpose-built nursery in Over Peover, Knutsford. The nursery is ideally located for Radbrook Hall and the wider Knutsford area including the surrounding villages of Lower Peover, Chelford, Allostock and even accommodating families a little further afield including Northwich, Holmes Chapel and Middlewich. We provide high quality early years care and education and impressive nursery facilities for children aged 0 to 5 years, divided into stage-appropriate areas and exciting outdoor play spaces.




Cherry Cottage

Grotto Lane

Over Peover


WA16 9HH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
  • Functional Skills Application of Number Level 1.
  • Functional Skills Communication Level 1.
  • Paediatric First Aid Health and safety / Manual handling course CWDC induction standards.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Total People Ltd

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2017