Childcare Apprenticeship Kingswood Preschool Playgroup

This will be via on the job training and formal training sessions on a weekly basis to establish knowledge and understanding. This consists of a National Vocational Qualification, a technical certificate and key skills.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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

    1 day a week in College and 4 days a week in the workplace. Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Working under the guidance of the manager and colleagues, in order to support and extend the children’s learning
  • To learn the skills of a Nursery Nurse, (on the job), working practically as part of the team
  • Contribute own thoughts and ideas to long, medium and daily planning
  • Preparing the learning environment, assisting in the organisation of the room arrangement and resources. Valuing and displaying children’s work
  • Helping to encourage children’s development, independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Observing children’s activities and contributing to their written records
  • Maintaining respectful and genuine interaction with children
  • Being supportive and welcoming to parents / carers
  • To follow the EYFS when caring for our children
  • Working in a non-discriminatory way, being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and reach their potential
  • To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations
  • To understand and observe the rules of confidentiality
  • Following the health & safety procedures to maintain a health & safe environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in the care, learning and development in young children
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health and Safety
  • Display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children
  • Numerate and ability to complete Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Literate and able to complete Functional Skills English
  • IT literate and able to complete Functional Skills ICT
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training

Personal qualities

  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Team working
  • Work flexibly as part of a team
  • Work on own initiative as necessary
  • Calm under pressure
  • Punctuality & reliability
  • Patience
  • Neat and professional appearance
  • Excellent two way communicator
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal skills

Qualifications required

  • GCSE A-C in English and Maths (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Progression onto higher apprenticeship or full time employment

About the employer

Local Primary School


Kingswood Preschool Playgroup


Clay Hill Road


SS16 5AD

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Seevic College

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017