Child Care Apprenticeship Tania Stringer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in a new child care setting for an apprentice at a local childcare situated in Newquay, Cornwall. The ideal candidate will be hard working and committed to supporting children develop during their early years.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 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

    The working hours may vary but will initially be between 09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a child care apprentice, you will be expected to have excellent observational and communication skills and will play an active part in the development of the children in your care.


  • You will be supporting, observing and monitoring children’s playtime which is crucial to support socialisation skills with other children and adults, and can include activities such as reading to children, teaching simple painting and drawing skills, taking part handicrafts or singing songs.
  • You will help children to understand and demonstrate good health, hygiene and personal habits during meal times, rest periods and bathroom use, and model excellence whilst you assist in preparing food or serve meals and refreshments to children.
  • Further on you will be required to support up-to-date record keeping on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered whilst in your care. You be a great team layer and have excellent standards of personal hygiene and appearance, be reliable and model positive behaviour at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will have excellent communication skills and good standards of literacy and numeracy and a desire to work with children is very important
  • Experience with young siblings or other children would be highly desirable.

Personal qualities

  • The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable and extremely patient, with a kind, fair and supportive approach to be able to work effectively in this child care setting.
  • As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, and where required, have the ability to work alone in an organised and focused manner.
  • An ability to communicate well with children, staff, parents and visitors to the setting is essential

Qualifications required

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-E in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills, for the initial induction process with Skills Group.

Future prospects

The apprenticeship will lead you to become a fully qualified Childcare Assistant at Level 2, and you will be given the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, which will set you up for a continued career in the child care sector.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): 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

Little Darlings is a newly established childcare service which is located in Newquay, Cornwall and is just a short walk from Porth Beach. It is a friendly, fun and educational registered child-minding service. All staff are DBS checked and the childcare provision is OFSTED registered. Little Darlings has an ethos that is aimed at developing young children to maximize their potential for starting school, and believe that a child’s early years are essential in shaping their character and morals for a successful and happy life. Little Darlings pride themselves on their educational day care service for toddlers and babies and has a safe, homely environment with specific rooms dedicated for different fun and educational activities. There is an arts and crafts room that is a bright spacious where children can explore their creative development by using crafts, messy play, drawing and painting. Regular outings are arranged to support learning, and include visits to places such as the zoo, aquarium, play grounds, local play groups, woodlands, the local beach or library and many others! Childcare is provided to meet the needs of local families and offers the following sessions to children Full Days (08:00 – 18:00), Half Days (08:00 – 13:00 or 13:00 – 18:00), Breakfast & School Drop Off (08:00 – 09:00) and School Collection and Dinner (15:00 – 18:00).


Tania Stringer


6 Porth Way



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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:


  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding


All aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.


As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


01752 332442

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017