Childcare Apprentice KIDS 1ST STEPS LTD

Kids 1st Steps, Manchester, is looking for a caring individual to join the team, working as a childcare Apprentice.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 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

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Kids 1st Steps,  Manchester, is looking for a caring individual to join the team, working as a childcare Apprentice.

Daily Duties will include:

  • 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

Are you enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated to childcare? Do you have high expectations and can work in a team and independently? Have a wiliness to learn? Can be flexible to meet the needs and demands of the nursery?

This is an excellent opportunity for you to establish a career in childcare at our outstanding ambitious nursery.

If you love children and want to pursue a career working with them then you can achieve your level 2.

You must be cheerful, hardworking and responsible.

Important – this role is advertised at level 2. However, a level 3 programme will be considered for the right candidates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Dedicated with high personal expectations
  • Wiliness to learn
  • Flexible approach
  • Hardworking
  • Responsible
  • Desire to work with children
  • Good communication skills
  • Creative ideas for activities
  • An awareness of child safety issues
  • Happy cheery disposition

Personal qualities

  • To be kind and gentle towards the children in your care Want to learn and develop within the childcare sector
  • Deliver outstanding teaching and learning
  • Reliable, good timekeeper
  • Sensitive
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Enthusiastic & Friendly

Qualifications required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C desired in Maths & English

Future prospects

It is expected that following a successful apprenticeship, a full-time position will be made available.

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About the employer

The name Kids 1st Steps Day Nursery represents our background as educationalists and our desire to provide teacher led nursery experiences which not only supports the family, but also the child as they embark on the next stage of their education. Our mission is to provide structured learning that will form the foundations for life long learning and success. A beacon for Education, through a Teaching nursery. It is our opinion as mothers and educationalists, that structured learning can be delivered alongside free play and exploration. A curriculum led model that dovetails with the personal social and emotional needs of every child, is the only way to prepare children for the next exciting steps in their education. Such a model is what we at 1st Steps strive to deliver, our curriculum is delivered by experienced teachers who seamlessly teach all the aspects of the early years curriculum whilst children still explore and enjoy the world around them. We deliver a recipe for success! - Catering for children aged 3 months to 5 years. - Modern security systems throughout. - Delicious, healthy and nutritious food prepared on site - Digital learning for children including video dairies - Sport dance and language classes. - Apple TV installed for amplified, fun learning. - Interactive stimulating outdoor play area.




Unit 1

12 Lane End Road


M19 1TU

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • 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: 31 Aug 2017