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Apprentice Level 3 Childcare Practitioner Longbridge Childcare Strategy Group

Do you enjoy working with children and want to help them grow and develop? Would you like to join a caring team of early years professionals? Then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.60 to £267.30

    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

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am and 6.30pm (39 weeks each year - term time only).

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    28 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties may include:

  • Apprentices will be helped by in service training and support to be able to plan and implement the requirements of the EYFS within the provision
  • Apprentices will gain experience which will enable them to be able to observe, assess and plan for children’s individual development
  • Apprentices will be responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment for the children attending the nursery
  • Apprentices will work alongside the staff team, ensuring that the nursery environment is stimulating and inviting for all of the children attending

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good literacy 
  • IT skills
  • Some experience either at work or as a volunteer in childcare. This could be scouts / cubs etc or Sunday school or with a sports club

Personal qualities

  • Committed to safeguarding children
  • Trustworthy, reliable, ambitious and keen to succeed
  • A good team player
  • Understands the importance of equality and diversity and works towards improvements

Desired qualifications

  • Must have GCSE (or equivalent) grade D/3 and above in both English and maths or Functional Skills Level 1 in both English and maths 


  • Paediatric First Aid 
  • Food Safety
  • Child Care Level 1 / 2 

Future prospects

On completion, the candidate will be able to apply for employment with Longbridge Childcare Strategy Group.

Things to consider

  • The children are encouraged to go outside as much as possible, therefore, the candidate should be informed that they will be expected to go outside in all weather
  • The candidate must be willing to work between the hours of opening (7.30am to 6.30pm) on a shift basis - 6 hours per day Monday to Friday
  • Willing to attend training and meetings, sometimes out of hours
  • Willing to wear a uniform (supplied)
  • Successful applicants will be invited to interview (face to face or Zoom) and then required to complete a work experience day prior to offer
  • A DBS and reference check will be done for the successful candidate before the start of employment

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Longbridge Childcare Strategy Group (LCSG): LCSG is a registered charity, (number 1081699). The group is a non-profit-making company limited by guarantee, (company number 03719730) and the group is managed by a group of volunteers who form the board of directors. 

Our Mission Statement is to:

  • Advance the education and development of young children by providing comprehensive childcare services
  • Advance by training or other means the knowledge and professional skills of people concerned with the provision of childcare
  • Provide within the LCSG, services of every kind including practical help, advice, assistance, service, support, advocacy and information to meet the needs of those caring for children and to liaise with external bodies whether statutory or voluntary concerned matters of childcare


Longbridge Childcare Strategy Group



Manor Park Grove


B31 5ER

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South and City College Birmingham


Arslan Rehman 07787 004709

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills in both English and maths if needed

College day will be 1 day a week based at South and City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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