Apprentice Childcare Practitioner APPLE BLOSSOM CHILDCARE (ABC) LIMITED

Varied role working around the safety of children, setting up, assisting with learning and working with parents.

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Closing date: 22 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 to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm Half an hour unpaid lunch 1x day at Hertford Regional College to study the academic learning section of the Apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Training in all aspects of a busy pre-school environment giving regard to the safety of all children, respecting confidentiality, working in a team, supporting staff to care for and education children.

Setting up the pre-school room (some lifting) to ensure it is stimulating and safe, packing away once a week.

Learning how to be a key person, learning to observe and assess young children and plan for their needs.

Working with parents to ensure child’s needs are met.

The group runs from Cuffley Football Club.  This is also the base for holiday clubs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Key skills in English and maths, computer literate, good written English

Personal qualities

Friendly, team player, reliable, hardworking and trustworthy

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs grade C and above including English and maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Opportunity to remain with pre-school after apprenticeship at national minimum wage once qualified, 4 weeks’ holiday, DBS and other training paid for, first aid, safeguarding etc.

Things to consider

The role will involve being outdoors every day in all weathers. Some cleaning/tidying duties/nappy changing will also be required. All applications are subject to a successful pre selection interview day at Hertford Regional College. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to18 year olds is a priority and fully funded by government. Training for apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded by employers and they are expected to make part or full contribution. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

We are a purpose built pre-school on Churchfield Primary School grounds. We have a large room and outside garden. we believe in outdoor play every day in all weathers to enhance children’s learning and physical growth and development. we are term time only however we do run holiday clubs at our other groups which offer the opportunity to work overtime.




Northaw Road East


Potters Bar


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Training provider

• Intermediate Level 2 Certificate – Children & Young People’s Workforce

In addition all Apprenticeships include:

• Induction and Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Functional Skills (as required)

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are mapped and embedded (Creative Thinking, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Key Management, Effective Participation)

• Guided Learning on and off the job through training, set tasks or independent study

• Coaching and mentoring in the workplace

• Achievement Records of all Training and Development activity

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College


Sharon Ryan 01992 411375

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2017