Childcare Apprentice The Wigwam Day Nursery

We are looking for a apprentice to join our busy team. We are a small, family run business with masses of career and training opportunity. Come and work with us and we’ll support you in the next exciting stage of your career.

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Closing date: 28 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

    Monday - Friday between 7:00am-7:00pm (40 hours per week)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To follow direction and training and so follow the entire business management system at all times, strictly complying with all statutory and legal requirements and to support colleagues in doing so.

To help to ensure there are appropriate resources and equipment to perform role to maximum, helping to audit and restock as directed, ensuring these are well looked after and appropriately maintained.

To help to ensure all children are safeguarded and treated as unique individuals and all issues dealt with promptly, as per the policies.

To help to make sure all the children’s individual needs are met and all issues are dealt with appropriately.

To be a point person within the room, maintaining strong relationships and rapport with parents and others who visit the nursery, arranging meetings and liaising as required.

To help to ensure all daily communication is accurate, timely and specific for the child/parent’s needs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good, reliable, consistent communicator
  • Puts training/theory into practice

Personal qualities

  • Some suitable life/study experience
  • Capable on computer/table

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including English and Maths at grade C or above.

Future prospects

Chance to progress within the company.

About the employer

The Wigwam nursery is based in Reading, and offers everything on a small scale. We offer the big thinking and experience that comes with owning more than one nursery and combine it with a small, personal, family feel. Everything is on a small, friendly scale; small room sizes, intimate personal care, and a devoted team of helpers. We have a very low turnover of staff, and never use agency staff. The children love it here, and thrive in the positive, family feel we create. And our parents know their children are in safe hands, which gives them the peace of mind to get on with their busy lives.


The Wigwam Day Nursery



Fatherson Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare
  • Key skills/Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reading College


Ciera Kent 01865 551881

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017