Childcare Apprenticeship Little Bears Day Nursery

This is an exciting opportunity to gain a level 2 qualification whilst working at a nursery as a Childcare Apprentice,playing alongside children, developing their interests and safeguarding children.

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Closing date: 23 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

    Monday to Friday, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Playing alongside children, developing their interests
  • Safeguarding children
  • Implementing the curriculum (once learnt)
  • Encouraging independence
  • Nappies, toileting
  • Feeding
  • Attend regular staff meetings
  • Read and follow policies and procedures
  • Work as part of a team
  • Share ideas
  • Ensure safety
  • Be caring to all childrens needs
  • Work in partnership with parents

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Willing to listen and learn
  • Want to work with children
  • Bring new ideas
  • Understanding of child development

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Fun
  • Enthusiastic
  • Confident
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Patient

Qualifications required

  • GCSE C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Possibility of progressing onto a level 3 apprenticeship

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to the placement on a daily basis

About the employer

The Nursery has been open since 1993 but was taken over in 2003 by the present owner. The Nursery offers full day care for children from 6 weeks old to 8 years. The facilities We have four age related rooms with each room being equipped with appropriate activities, toys and play opportunities to allow each child to learn through play in a positive enriching way. Outdoors there is a large safe play area used daily by all age groups. Each room has its own toilets and/or nappy changing facilities. Our Philosophy The Nursery encourages all children to become confident, sociable and willing to learn. This is done by giving them the opportunity to develop at their own pace, to make choices & decisions and to be accepted as an individual in their own right. This 'relaxed' approach along with our 'learning through play' philosophy, encourages the children to reach all the goals required to go onto school and become a confident, happy learner. The Nursery is relaxed, friendly and fun. Parents are encouraged to share ideas, spend time in the setting and to build strong, trusting relationships with those that care for their children. Our staff team They are dedicated, caring and completely trustworthy. Many of them are parents themselves and have years of experience working with children along with additional training in First Aid, Food Hygiene, child behaviour and various other child related courses. A full time cook is employed who prepares healthy homecooked meals as well as providing foods for children with special diets. The Nursery works towards providing at least 3 if not 4 of the children's '5 a day requirements'. The Nursery is well maintained and is kept to a very high standard of cleanliness and hygiene.


Little Bears Day Nursery



First Avenue



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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Childcare
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Level 1/2 Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Access Training


Zoe Hayes 0115 9596720

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies

Please note a direct approach to this employer will result in the application being disqualified. All applications for this vacancy must be through apprenticeship vacancies

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017