Apprentice in Childcare Caterpillars Day Nursery

Become a fully Qualified Nursery Nurse, working with Children you will develop as a nursery practitioner playing an important role in assisting in the care, development and education of young children. A rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable role.

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Closing date: 25 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

    Shift patterns to create a 37.5 hour working week, operating times are between 7:30am and 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Whilst becoming a fully qualified Nursery Nurse You will be working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. You will work as part of a team providing professional high quality child care, development and education. Your training and development will be both education and rewarding as you develop into this role and become a key member of the team.

Activities include:

  • Care and supervision of the children assisting with their physical, emotional and development needs
  • Plan, prepare and deliver activities to meet children’s individual needs.
  • Participate in group activities.
  • Work as part of a team
  • Follow and adhere to Nursery Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure the children’s welfare by following Safeguarding/ Child Protection policies.
  • Work with Parents
  • Assist and supervise meal times.

Plus many other exciting and rewarding activities 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator
  • Ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team
  • Committed to both the welfare and development of the children

Personal qualities

  • Caring and Friendly
  • Desire to work with Children
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Desire to work in childcare

Qualifications required

GSCE or equivalent in Math’s and English at Grade C preferred but not essential.


Future prospects

During this Apprenticeship in childcare you will undertake first class training/development of yourself, we provide 100% tailored programs to meet your needs. The opportunity to progress to an advanced apprenticeship in childcare may also be available. This employer is looking to develop an apprentice, with a view of offering a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

About the employer

Caterpillars Day Nursery offer support, education and fun for your children aged 0-5 years. We offer extended hours every Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year. Baby Room- Our Baby Room caters for children from the ages of 3 months to 15 months. Trust Caterpillars Nursery to provide your baby with a high standard of care and experiences to stimulate and maximise his or her development. Toddler Room- Engaging and exciting learning through play for children 15 months to 2½ years. Pre-School Room- Prepare your child for primary school in our engaging and safe environment.


Caterpillars Day Nursery


82-84 Green Lane



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Training provider

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship. This includes all the mandatory training plus a vast range of self-development courses that you may select to enhance your own learning and career. This includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children's and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • First Aid
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Mbkb Ltd


Mark Bremner 07717 767679

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017