Childcare Apprentice little Angels

Are you passionate about working with children? Would you like to help children learn and develop the essential skills needed in life? Then this could be a wonderful opportunity for the right person to work in a busy nursery within the Huyton area.

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Closing date: 02 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 - Friday / Working Patterns TBA

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a childcare apprentice you will gain valuable experience in a learning environment, supporting children and helping them reach their potential. You will work in a diverse environment and develop the skills needed to progress and achieve within a childcare setting.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • To work along side Nursery Practitioners and assistants whilst contributing to the delivery of quality childcare provision.
  • To help support the provision to be an inclusive, secure learning environment for young children.
  • To maintain effective relationships with parents, carers and staff in order to meet the needs of children and contribute to the assessment of children's needs and care to support their development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Carry out tasks under supervision.
  • To have an ability to communicate effectively.
  • To be able to work independently.
  • To have experience working within a childcare setting.(although this is not an essential skill).

Personal qualities

  • To be patient.
  • Kind.
  • Reliable.
  • Willing to participate in training and development.
  • To be able to communicate with children, staff, parents and carers.

Qualifications required

To have obtained Grade C and above in English and Maths or equivalent. Please note that support may be offered to candidates who are just below grade C depending on assessment results.

Future prospects

Successful candidates may have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or even employment, once the apprenticeship is successfully complete.

Things to consider

This is busy and demanding role yet it is extremely rewarding for those who wish to pursue a career in childcare.

About the employer

Little Angels is a home from home nursery. The nursery opened in Sept 2002 and is located in the Huyton area of Liverpool. Little Angels is a purpose built nursery offering 61 places for children under five; the 0-1 room has 9 places, the 1-2 room has 12 places, the 2-3 room has 12 places and the 3-5 room has 16 places down stairs and 12 upstairs.


little Angels


2A Cassino Road


L36 7UX

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Training provider

Training will be provided by North West Community Services:

  • You will be trained by our highly skilled and qualified assessors, who will guide you through your apprenticeship in order for you to achieve.
  • An intermediate (level 2) qualification in Childcare.
  • English Functional Skill.
  • Maths Functional Skill.
  • ICT Functional Skill.

Please note: you will only need to complete the above Functional Skills, if you do not already have them or if you have not already achieved GSCE within each subject.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North West Community Services (Merseyside) Ltd


Shirley Ashcroft

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017