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Apprentice Childminding Assistant Hanna Whitbourn

Looking for an apprentice who is enthusiastic, hardworking, reliable, caring, helpful, good communicator, motivated, energetic and fun. Being an Apprentice Childminding Assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with early years children, helping them to learn through play.

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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

    Term Time Only. Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 3:30pm (plus an extra four hours for study, where you have the opportunity to go home). May need to work extra hours, will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 20.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Due to the requirements of the business this apprenticeship is less than 30 hours; therefore the duration has been extended accordingly.

Duties include:

  • You’ll work with the Childminder to deliver planned activities, create a fun atmosphere, strike up conversations to expand their learning, conduct observations and reporting
  • You will ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times, whilst at the setting, in transit, and at other places
  • Thus, gaining experience of how an early years childcare setting is managed, how to plan age-appropriate activities that meet the 7 EYFS areas of learning, and liaising with parents
  • Generally, play with the children, have fun, dance with them, and strike up conversations to expand learning
  • You will help soothe children whenever they need comfort
  • Ensure children’s safety and wellbeing needs are met, nappy changing, potty training, sunscreen if sunny, hand washing, and sanitising hands, dressing etc as required
  • Help children during lunch time, feed weaning infants, do bottle feeds, and assist with nap times
  • Ensure children’s safety during outings. Help with getting the children appropriately dressed for cold / wet / muddy woodland walks. Hold children’s hands, use pushchair, or reins to ensure safety near the roads. Help cleaning boots and suits upon return
  • Observing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress of each of the children
  • Reviewing, maintaining and updating records relating to each of the children
  • Add observations onto online reporting software including digital photography (device provided)
  • Participate in planning age appropriate activities to meet the EYFS 7 areas of learning
  • Support Childminder with set up, management, and clear down of activities
  • Do setting based parent handovers each morning and afternoon when the Childminder is doing handovers at the schools
  • End of day tidy up and clean up
  • Ensure all visitors to the setting are duly authorised by the Childminder and sign the visitors’ book upon entry
  • Soothe and comfort injured children in line with the employer’s policies and procedures; and administer first aid/medical care to the extent authorised by the Childminder in line with parental/guardian consent and your qualifications and experience
  • Adhere to the setting’s policies, procedures and codes of conduct
  • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the nature and level of the post that are required in order to deliver the job’s key responsibilities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident with computers/tablets
  • Good communicator
  • Driving licence desirable but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Fun and bubbly persona who enjoys the silly things children get up to
  • Can do attitude, motivated, willing to help children and Childminder
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

None specified.

Future prospects

Enhanced employability prospects following the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • The role will require you to complete a DBS check, this will be arranged prior to starting and will be paid for
  • The role will also require first aid training, this will be a charge of £90

Due to the requirements of the business this apprenticeship is less than 30 hours; therefore the duration has been extended accordingly.

About the employer

Childminder at a spacious home based setting where the children are outdoors daily exploring the nearby national trust nature reserve. 


Hanna Whitbourn





RG20 9AN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Lauren Coughlan 07516 909278

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA

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.

An apprenticeship is a skills and knowledge learning journey through a standard programme in the sector they work in. Supported by their employer and their sector skilled Development Coach an apprentice will travel through their apprenticeship journey learning new skills, knowledge developing them as an individual and a valued member of staff.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning - supported by one of our sector specialists tutors they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi-weekly or monthly depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. (Please note due to COVID 19 there are currently no face to face teaching taking place). 

Additionally, the Development Coach will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieve their goals and complete their training. We want them to feel our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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