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Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2 FIRST FOOTSTEPS LIMITED

Are you are 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 apprenticeship opportunity for you to work in a busy nursery.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2019

  • Apprenticeship level


  • 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

Desired qualifications

  • To have obtained GCSE Grade C and above in English and maths or equivalents. (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

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

First Footsteps Nurseries is a family of nurseries in Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire providing high quality childcare. We have many years' experience in providing a safe, stimulating and happy environment for children ages between three months and five years.







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Training provider


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


Shirley 0151 289 9090

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:

  • Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce Framework
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (if required)

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's within each subject 

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