Play work Apprentice Wickersley After School Club

Wickersley Kids Club is looking for a play work apprentice to join their busy team.

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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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Wickersley Kids Club are looking for a child care apprentice to work at their Kids Club in S66 area of Rotherham.

The successful applicants will be working alongside team members and managers who deliver an excellent level of service and care for children aged 4-16. Awarded Rotherham Childcare Champions 2010 this setting provides comprehensive training and development for all its staff members.

Typical duties will involve:

  • Picking up children from school settings and safely escorting to Kids club
  • Offering and assisting with evening meal options
  • Arranging activities including indoor and outdoor play, DVDs, arts, crafts
  • Assisting with any home work/ school work
  • During school holidays the role will also involve day trips and supervising children on outings and events.

This role will involve early mornings and evening shift pattern work Monday- Friday/30hrs per week.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful applicants will be:

  • Able to use initiative, work both as a team and independently
  • Able to communicate well with children of a varying age
  • Able to be creative in arranging activities
  • Confidence in assisting children with areas of development or school work

Personal qualities

Applicants must be:

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate, friendly and helpful
  • Willing to learn
  • Hard working & committed
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about working with children!

Qualifications required

A*-C GCSEs in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications preferred.

Future prospects

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to train towards an advanced apprenticeship in Play work. There is also a permanent position on offer upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about working with children? This is a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity to anyone who wants a career in the childcare industry!

About the employer

The employer offers out of school club and childcare for children aged 4-16. During holiday the club will arrange day trips, activities and events to keep the children active, entertained and safe. Based in the S66 area in Rotherham the employer offers training and supports staff with the delivery of NVQ and apprenticeships.


Wickersley After School Club


Chestnut Cottage

Air Mount Close


S66 1AQ

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Training provider

Full induction training will be provided by the employer. Interserve Learning and Employment will deliver the child care apprenticeship with regular assessor visits to your place of work including any relevant functional skills and Technical Certificates.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


Leah Hayes 07738 710070

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