Childcare Assistant Apprentice Kiddies Corner Nursery

Do you want to work with children? Where education, care and play go hand in hand? Interested? Be part of a nurturing and creative world with this great opportunity to be a Childcare Apprentice at Kiddies Corner Nursery.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 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

    Mon - Fri

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To contribute in providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery.

  • To give support to other personnel in the Nursery.
  • To implement the daily routine in the room.
  • To work together as a team supporting each other for the benefit of the children.
  • Liaise with Parent’s and Carer’s sharing information about their child’s development.
  • Where required attend College and complete assignments on time.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Deliver a programme of exciting play opportunities and activities suitable to the age range and developmental needs of the children in your room which will motivate their learning and integration within the nursery.
  • To ensure that a caring and stimulating environment is provided for children that takes into account individual developmental needs and enables children to reach their full potential
  • Keep well-informed of legislation, guidelines and policies to ensure the Children’s Act and the Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements are met at all times.
  • Support all staff and engage in the development of a strong, knowledgeable staff team.
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack, meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the nursery is fulfilled.
  • Ensure children are collected by someone known to the nursery.
  • To ensure compliance with legislative requirements at all times.
  • To ensure that the nursery conforms to and exceeds the requirements of Ofsted.
  • To ensure that the nursery consistently meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage to a minimum good standard.
  • To uphold and ensure a high standard of care in the nursery.
  • To help and support students/volunteers on placement.
  • To implement and maintain the company’s Equality policy ensuring that children, parents and the staff team are valued and practice is positive and non-discriminatory.
  • To monitor any safeguarding issues following nursery and local authority procedures.
  • To give daily feedback to the Manager about the nursery including any complaints received or any situation that may be detrimental to the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Empathy and understanding of children under five.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents. Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records.
  • Excellent organizational skills Administrative and basic IT skills
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work on own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible
  • A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Able to perform under stress
  • A creative thinker
  • A good sense of humour

Qualifications required

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths or equivalent

Future prospects

For the right candidate, there may be opportunities for career development within the organisation should a vacancy be available

Things to consider

please check that you can travel to this location before applying

About the employer

Kiddies Corner Nursery in Darlington is set in a turn-of-the-century property which has been completely refurbished and extended to create a bright, cheerful and spacious nursery setting. At Kiddies Corner we place a very high emphasis on providing a happy, relaxed and safe environment where play, fun and enjoyment go hand-in-hand with learning and discovery for the children in our care. To enhance overall security and to promote and support the safety of the children in our care we have installed CCTV in all rooms linked to a central monitor in the Nursery Manager's office. The system complies with the latest requirements for Data Protection. Kiddies Corner originally opened in February 2002, the nursery has been owned and operated by Matthew and Vanessa Lovejoy since October 2010. Kiddies Corner is registered with OFSTED for 83 children and is approved by the Local Authority to provide free early years education for 3&4 year olds and free childcare for 2 year olds. We provide Nursery Care on a full or part-time basis for babies (0 to 2 years), toddlers (2 to 3 years) and pre-school children (3 to 5 years). Pre-school children can also attend on a sessional basis to receive the free early years entitlement either term time only or throughout the year. We also provide Out-of-School Care at the beginning and end of each working day, and also a Holiday Club.


Kiddies Corner Nursery


66 Cleveland Avenue



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Training provider

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT
Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
(Work based learning)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profound Services Ltd


Claire Turner 01915874570

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017