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This is an exciting opportunity to join a childminder in a domestic setting which is in very high demand. The apprentice will be working in a fun and creative environment whilst contributing high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

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

    Mon-Fri, 08:00am - 13:00pm

    Total hours per week: 25.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality care at all times
  • Listening to, encouraging, enabling, stimulating and ensuring the safe keeping of the children
  • Ensure a safe environment for children
  • Feeding and changing the children, as needed
  • Planning day to day activities
  • Building strong and trusting relationships with parents and children
  • Keeping records of children’s progress, routines, and interests
  • Observing children and logging observations in the children’s learning journals
  • Writing children’s progress reports
  • Providing weekly activities for each child’s next steps
  • Supporting children with the daily routine and supporting them with health care
  • Supervising children during meals and snack times
  • Provision of refreshments, encouraging healthy eating and promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Some cooking and food preparing
  • Handing over to parents at the end of their children’s sessions
  • Form filling out
  • Cleaning duties, tidying up play/food area after children
  • Uphold all setting policies and procedures
  • Be willing to further your CPD
  • To work under the direction of the Childminders and to give support to other personnel within the setting
  • To implement the daily routine in the rooms
    To act as a  back up key worker to a group of children
  • Specific Childcare Tasks: the preparation and completion of activitie to suit the child's stage of development, to ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasent social sharing, washing and changing children as required, providing comfort and warmth

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues
  • Proactive and positive team player, able to work constructively as part of a team to understand roles and responsibilities within the Setting and own position within these
  • Able to work in small teams
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers
  • Good written, verbal and non-verbal communication
  • A positive approach to completing relevant short courses and qualifications
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace
  • Able to carry out the duties of the post with reasonable adjustments where necessary.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening/Staff Holiday's

Desired qualifications

None applicable.

Future prospects

None applicable.

About the employer

We are a small team of practitioners, looking into expanding our business in the near future.
Anyone, who joins our practice, we are looking into making them feel part of a second family. At May Gardens we trust and respect each other as individuals who work together to deliver the very best care for our children.




23 Torrigton Gardens



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Lauren Coughlan 01753 596004

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard
  • The Childcare Company is an Ofsted ‘Grade 2 Good’ established leading National training provider delivering high quality apprenticeships in partnership with childcare employers to support the development and growth of our workforce
  • The Childcare Company is dedicated that each apprentice has the best possible learning journey, by providing training that develops the apprentice’s workplace skills, knowledge and personal development (behaviours), that will have a positive impact on them, in their workplace and in the wider society and most importantly sets a solid foundation to progress in their chosen career path
  • Training is delivered through blended learning. Supported by one our sector specialist tutors the tutor will deliver teaching sessions using a variety of methods including; Skype, virtual classroom, face time and telephone and additionally providing support and motivation
  • Working in partnership with the employer, apprentices will be provided with ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ training during their paid working hours, Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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