Childcare Apprenticeship Waltham Chase Pre School

2 year Childcare apprenticeship working at Waltham Chase Pre-School through Fareham College

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    37 hours per week including college

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Recognise the responsibility of the role and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • Plan and supervise activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking
  • Help children to learn numeracy skills through activities like counting games
  • Read stories and provide activities to develop the children’s language skills
  • Take children on outings
  • Feed and change babies
  • Observe children and make notes for use in reports
  • Work to Early Years Foundation Stage standards on child learning
  • Make sure the children are safe and well at all times (safeguarding)
  • Report any concerns to your manager, such as signs of abuse.
  • Attend relevant meetings and courses, outside of work hours as appropriate.
  • Advise the Manager of any matter requiring attention
  • Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff.
  • Be completely aware of the policies and follow the procedure which they underpin
  • Keep up-to date with legislation and national regulations relating to Childcare

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A warm, caring and patient nature
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way

Personal qualities

  • An interest in child development
  • A sense of responsibility

Qualifications required

Grade C in or above in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

Permanent job offer upon completion of apprenticeship

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): As from October 1st 2016 the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 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. For more information visit:

About the employer

Our high staff to children ratio means that your child gets prompt care and attention to ensure they get the most from their Pre-school experience. We offer high quality care and education, working to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, which sets out standards for teaching, development and care in all children up to the age of five.


Waltham Chase Pre School


Winchester Road

Waltham Chase


SO32 2LX

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Training provider

  • NVQ level 3 in Childcare
  • ERR
  • Functional Skills (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Fareham College

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017