Childcare Apprenticeship East Thurrock Kids Club Ltd

To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting. To work as a keyperson to a small group of EYFS children and plan for their individual requirements as well as meet their care needs, liaising with a senior member of staff.

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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

    4 days a week in the workplace and 1 day a week in college

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and to uphold its standards at all times including all aspects of the Code of Conduct.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the Setting is fulfilled.
  • Reporting any concerns and liaising fully with senior staff as necessary.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team. Acting as buddy to another Keyperson where required and using own initiative to support all keypersons.
  • Ensure the safeguarding policy is understood and adhered to at all time including the collection of children from the setting.
  • To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children within an agreed area, in conjunction with other staff.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  • Preparation and completion of activities to suit the children’s stages of development including tidying up.
  • Keep an accurate Learning Journey on all key children using both manual and technological records.
  • To complete a wide range of observations and assessments to produce an accurate and concise report that is well written.
  • To undertake scheduled training as directed by the Manager and to keep abreast of developments within the Early Years profession through their own research.
  • Liaise with, and support parents and other family members.
  • Liaise with and meet with the Local Authority / other professionals as required within your role.
  • Respect the confidentiality of all families who attend the setting, and the right of all staff to have their personal information kept confidential.
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings
  • To be flexible within working practices of Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment & rooms, etc.
  • Recording of accidents in line with policy and applying first aid where qualified.
  • Look upon the Setting as a "whole", where help can be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.
  • To ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing and safe for all children whilst they are eating.
  • Cleaning and changing of children as required.
  • To be alert to and support children who are taken ill at the Setting until parents are contacted and they are collected.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The Applicant should:

  • 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

The applicant should:

  • opportunities
  • 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 nonverbal skills

Qualifications required

GCSE A-C in English and Maths

Future prospects

Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship or full time employment.

About the employer

Full day nursery and out of school for children aged 18 months to 14 years.


East Thurrock Kids Club Ltd


Copland Road


SS17 0DF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's 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: 28 Sep 2017