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Childminder (Early Years) Apprentice Kathleen Ruth Chapman

A hardworking and enthusiastic Apprentice is required in small, friendly setting helping babies and young children learn through play while supervising them, keeping them safe. Caring for children aged 4 months and upwards. This is an excellent opportunity for any individual wishing to begin their career in childcare.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2022

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

    Hours can be arranged to suit the applicant as long as the minimum requirement is met.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To help plan, provide and take part in play- based activities that stimulate and support children’s learning and development
  • To listen to, encourage and support children in their play, learning and development
  • To assist and support children with personal care This may include changing nappies, assisting with toileting needs, changing clothes and shoes and helping children at meal times
  • To accompany the children and registered childminder on regular trips, for example to playgroups or on other planned outings
  • To keep children safe at all times and follow safeguarding children policy and procedures if you are concerned about a child
  • To abide by all policies and procedures in place within the setting at all times and be aware of Ofsted requirements
  • To help to ensure the setting is a safe environment by following health and safety procedures and checking equipment is safe to use and age appropriate
  • To be aware of emergency procedures and what procedures are to be followed in the event of an accident
  • To be aware of infection control and ensure good hygiene is maintained
  • To ensure all administration and paperwork records are maintained as directed by the registered childminder. These might include accident I incident reports, attendance records, equipment cleaning and maintenance records and personal work time sheets
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with the children, families who use the service, the registered childminder and other people the service is in regular contact with, for example at playgroups, schools and playgroups
  • To listen to, follow instructions and communicate well with the registered provider Any concerns or issues should be raised immediately or the Whistle-Blowing/Raising Concerns Procedure followed
  • To abide by the confidentiality policy for all information regarding the children and families who use the service, the registered childminder and their family is strictly confidential and cannot be discussed with a third party without the registered childminder’s specific permission, or in an emergency situation
  • To undergo any induction and training procedures as requested by the registered childminder and in keeping with Ofsted
  • To refresh and update training as required and take responsibility for own professional development
  • To undertake any other task as reasonable to support the children and childminder
  • To attend training; complete all assignments set; and to liaise with mentor and assessor and prepare yourself for your assessment visits

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be able to work as part of a small team and also use your own initiative and common sense
  • You must demonstrate a genuine passion for the position in childcare and also demonstrate enthusiasm towards the job’s individual roles e.g. providing snacks and nappy changing routines
  • The right candidate must be prepared to undertake professional development as required
  • You need to show the ability to develop excellent communication and relationships with children, parents, and colleagues
  • You must be punctual and show good organisational skills
  • You must have the ability to form warm relationships and be presentable in your appearance
  • You must demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity

Personal qualities

  • Well presented
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Confident
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated
  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training

Desired qualifications

  • A good standard of maths and English (4/C or Equivalent)

Future prospects

  • For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications

Things to consider

  • You will be required to apply for an Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure Barring Service. This will be paid for by the employer and you will be supported to complete this
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)
  • Transport options are limited in the area, therefore the option of long days will be considered if this works better for the successful candidate
  • We spend a lot of time outside in all weathers
  • This busy role will include a varied range of responsibilities from supporting education to singing and dancing to nursery rhymes
  • I am a home from home setting, working in my own home. Our family includes 2 children and 2 dogs. They are all an integral part of the setting

About the employer

I am a small, friendly, caring childcare setting in Hope, Derbyshire. I provide childcare on domestic premises operating all year round. The provision serves the local area and is accessible to all children. The setting is Ofsted registered and aims to support children’s development through play, under the guidance of the EYFS. Outside and child focused learning is encouraged. Children aged from 0 to 9+ are cared for by providing wraparound and holiday care.


Kathleen Ruth Chapman



Sherwood Avenue

Hope Valley

S33 6RQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Apprenticeships Team 0800 0740099

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Aug 2022