Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Footsteps Nursery in Lichfield. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours, shift tbc

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To provide high quality care and education for under 5’s by:
•    Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
•    Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
•    Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
•    Contributes observations to children’s development on tapestry 
•    Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
•    Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
•    Actively promotes each child’s self esteem

To maintain a safe environment for the children and adults in the nursery ensuring that:
•    equipment and resources are set up and cleared away each session
•    Making sure equipment is maintained and any issues are reported to the nursery manager
•    Good hygiene standards are maintained and 10 rules of food hygiene are adhered to
•    Safety procedures are adhered to
•    Arrival/ departure procedures are observed and children are kept safe during the session itself
•    The physical, toileting and hygiene needs of the children within the nursery are attended to.

To comply with all relevant procedures covering child protection, special needs, equal opportunities, with special regard to multi-discriminatory procedures.
•    To work as part of a team
•    To communicate positively and effectively both inside and outside the nursery, to:
•    Develop and maintain a partnership with parents / carers 
•    To actively contribute to good staff morale.
•    Promote an excellent image of Paint Pots.   
•    To attend staff meetings.
•    To commit to continuing personal development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce diploma.

Personal qualities

You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and be able to work well in a team.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

A potential career in Footsteps Nurseries.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. 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). For more information visit:

About the employer

The Footsteps Way: At Footsteps we are here to help you find the best option to support your child toward their full potential. Every child is unique, however at Footsteps we believe the following to be the fundamental steps you need to take to find the most suitable solution to your childcare needs. the environment Above all, you and your child need to be in an environment where you feel happy and confident in a clean and well-equipped setting. One where children are mixing well, playing together with plenty of opportunity to develop.




The Hawthorns

Walsall Road


WS13 8JL

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce
    Functional Skills in Maths
    Functional Skills in English
    Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017