L2 Childcare Apprenticeship SMART KIDS DAY NURSERY LTD

An excellent Childcare Apprenticeship opportunity has arisen! You will play an important role in assisting in the care and education of young children. You will also be planning and organising both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of children’s personal care needs.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 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 7am - 7pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working towards completing a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Providing professional high quality child care is the responsibility of a Nursery practitioner. You will need to take care of, play with or teach children while they are at the Nursery.

You will need to be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the Nursery
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the Nursery
  • Work as part of a team to ensure correct safeguarding procedures are followed
  • Work as part of a team
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and development needs
  • The planning and preparation of activities to meet children’s individual needs.
  • Participating in activities and events
  • Liaising with parents
  • Keeping records and updating observation files
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Helping and supervising meals and mealtime

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator
  • Ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Applicants should have a desire to develop and enhance their child care skills whilst working in a supportive nursery setting
  • This role is ideal for anybody who has a genuine passion for working with children and that is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development
  • The successful applicant will be a positive role model and enthusiastic individual

Qualifications required

• GCSE Grade A-C in Maths or equivalent

• GCSE Grade A-C in English or equivalent

Future prospects

During the Intermediate Apprenticeship in childcare you will have access to excellent training/development opportunities within the role. With the opportunity to progress on the advanced apprenticeship in childcare. This employer is looking to develop an apprentice, with a view of offering a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship NMW - £3.40ph

About the employer

Relatively new and based in Birmingham city centre we have excellent staff, excellent facilities and a desire to engage children and educate through play. At Smart Kids Nursery we put the fun in learning for children of all backgrounds.




City Gate House

25 Moat Lane


B5 5BD

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Training provider

All apprentices will have one day per week classroom training for the first 11 weeks to support with underpinning knowledge, whilst also receiving work based support to develop their competency.

All learners have a dedicated assessor who will visit them within their setting to support and develop their competency and on going development as a nursery practitioner.

NVQ Level 2 Children's and Young People's WorkforceFunctional Skills as required
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SWIFTACI


jayne hanson 0121 236 5274 jayne.hanson@swiftaci.co.uk

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2017