Childcare Apprentice (Skelmersdale) Giggles Day Nursery Ltd

To learn how to provide good quality care, education and play opportunities for children 0-5 years, providing equal opportunities with support from your team. To contribute to the Children’s Nursery as an outstanding setting, while working towards achieving your Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 25 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 to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To learn how to work as part of a team and to have input into the planning of a programme of care, education and play activities for children 0-5 years.
  • To support children during mealtimes so they are a time of pleasant social sharing, encouraging manners and conversation.
  • To be polite and friendly to all staff, parents and children.
  • To contribute towards providing a warm, friendly and stimulating environment, offering good quality play, care and education both indoors and outdoors.
  • To contribute in team meetings.
  • Have a commitment to personal and professional development.
  • To have an understanding of Safeguarding Policies and Health & Safety Hygiene standards, this will include domestic duties, associated to the care of children.
  • To have an understanding of Ofsted, work within current legislation and the company’s, Policies and Procedures
  • To have an understanding of good practice with regard to Special Needs and Inclusion.
  • To have high standards of confidentiality in relation to roles, tasks and responsibilities described above.
  • To undertake such other duties as directed by senior staff, appropriate to that of a Childcare Apprentice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal & written

Personal qualities

  • Pleasant, polite, well mannered
  • Clean, tidy, appearance
  • Desire and passion to work in the childcare sector

Qualifications required

  • No specific qualifications required, but must have a decent level of English & maths.
  • Previous experience of working with young people: siblings, childminding etc preferred.

Future prospects

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a well established, reputable nursery, commencing your career within childcare.

About the employer

Children's nursery for young people aged 0 - 5 years


Giggles Day Nursery Ltd






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Training provider

Full training and support will be provided to ensure that the young person can achieve their NVQ and associated qualifications.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Works


Phil Bonell 07974072927

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017