Level 2 Childcare Apprentice SPON LANE DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Working within a warm and new nursery setting based near to West Bromwich town centre. Ideal opportunity for someone looking to begin a career within childcare.

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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

    Hours to be discussed at interview but the role is full time and hours vary between 7.30am-6.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • The post holder will help support a warm and welcoming environment within a Childcare setting, where young children and their families can feel valued and obtain positive help and support.
  • To assist with all aspects of organising activities and supervising children within the nursery and outdoor play environment.
  • To help provide stimulating learning experiences enabling young children to grow in confidence and independence.
  • Participate in staff meetings as and when required.
  • Responsible for ensuring the learning environment is cleaned and tidied at the end of each session.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in accordance with OFSTED, with regards to adequate record keeping.
  • To support the development of strong partnerships with parents/carers, and recognise the importance of involving parents/carers in all aspects of a child's work.
  • Observe children during play, maintaining accurate records for their learning journey’s.
  • Participate in parent reviews discussing children’s development, behaviour and expectations.
  • To ensure that in line with safeguarding/child protection procedures, all concerns are reported to the appropriate person in a sensitive and confidential manner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen willingness to learn
  • Punctual
  • Flexible
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Ability to communicate effectively and precisely
  • Well presented
  • Patient, with a warm personality
  • Self motivated
  • Team player

Qualifications required

Must have GCSE in maths and english at grade D or above or equivilent

Future prospects

To continue on your journey with the nursery and achieve your Level 3 in childcare

About the employer

New nursery that opened Spring 2017. Our vision is to create a homely environment for our children to feel safe and loved, make secure attachments to their key person to enable them to thrive, gain self-confidence and become independent learners. The uniqueness of our children is respected and celebrated, we aim to create and maintain outstanding provision where children’s interests and opinions matter. Our children will be given the opportunity to develop their own individual character and explore their creative abilities to develop holistically and achieve their potential to the fullest and be given the best start in life.





Spon Lane

West Bromwich

B70 6AB

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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Childcare
  • Level 1 functional skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Laura Hancox 01216675018 laura.hancox@sandwell.ac.uk

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017