Childcare Apprenticeship The Ark Child Okeford

This is a great opportunity to begin an apprenticeship in Childcare in a supportive environment. The Nursery is an opportunity to learn and develop as a childcare apprentice and gain a recognised qualification.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours a week over 5 days a week Monday-Friday Option of working 9a.m - 3 p.m or 8a.m-2 p.m

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate will work with children from birth up to the age of 5.

The role will involve the following daily tasks -

To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
To ensure that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
To developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager
To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship
Main activities:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.

  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress. This will involve help to plan and carry out relevant activities.

  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.

  • To understand and work to the nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies

  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Being able to relate to children at their level
Good communication skills and ability to work in a team


Personal qualities

Positive personality

Qualifications required

None specified

Future prospects

The opportunity to move on to higher level qualifications or more responsibility.

About the employer

The Ark started in 1967 as Child Okeford Playgroup, and was run by a committee of parents at Child Okeford Village Hall for 3+ year olds. In May 1994, it became registered as a charity and later that same year moved into St. Nicholas Primary School. Over the years the group expanded its hours and changed its name to Child Okeford Pre-school, but it was not until 2006 that a major change took place. After five years of fundraising, an extension was built to the school to accommodate a full day nursery, and in January 2007 the Preschool became The Ark, taking children from 0 – 11 years of age and incorporating Breakfast, After-school and Holiday Clubs. In 2008 The Ark became a company registered by guarantee with the official title of The Ark Child Okeford. However, it remains a registered charity, run by parents, and any excess of income over expenditure is ploughed back into the group.


The Ark Child Okeford


St Nicholas Primary School

Station Road

Blandford Forum

DT11 8EL

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Training provider

The successful candidate will gain the Children and Young Person's Workforce Diploma as part of the apprenticeship alongside Functional Skills in Literacy,Numeracy and ICT as appropriate.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FNTC


Steve Holdroyd 01202 764520

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017