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Little Incredibles Play Champions have a natural affinity with children and love working in a child lead environment, they are open listeners and communicators and recognise every child as unique and individual learner.

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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

    25 hours per week worked in shifts between the hours of 8am-5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 25.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

*Please note this vacancy may close prior to the closing date if a successful applicant is found.*

Little Incredibles Play Champions have a natural affinity with children and love working in a child lead environment, they are open listeners and communicators and recognise every child as unique and individual learner.  As Play Champion apprentice you meet the needs of all children and their families by providing a safe and inclusive environment, you value and promote the Little Incredibles ethos and through creative, physical, imaginary and sensory play and learning opportunities enable all children to achieve through delivery of the Little Incredibles curriculum.  You are an essential and highly valued part of the Little Incredibles family.

To work as part of a valued and highly motivated and professional team.

To take pride in providing a safe, enabling and engaging environment for all children alongside the staff team.


To develop a good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the Statutory Welfare requirements and how these underpin the work and play environment at Little Incredibles Childcare.


To develop a good understanding of and value the important role you play in being part of an integrated childcare setting, in providing the youngest members of our society with a firm foundation for learning and positive outcomes.

To be fully involved in all daily activities with the children and develop the confidence to lead where appropriate, including:

  • Participate in all creative, imaginary, physical and sensory activities. 
  • Provide respectful physical care for babies and young children.
  • Set up and clean up after activities, ensuring that materials and equipment are maintained and stored properly.
  • Complete children’s daily notes.
  • To administer first aid and medications (as trained), recording all accidents and administrations of medication as per the settings policy.
  • Prepare healthy snacks.
  • Provide support at mealtimes.
  • Good personal hygiene.
  • Clean to a high standard

To understand, work within and promote the settings policies and procedures.

  • To understand and value the Little Incredibles ethos and how this is reflected throughout our curriculum.
  • To keep abreast of childcare updates and new legislation.
  • To report all child protection concerns immediately to the Designated Person.
  • To adhere to the confidentiality policy of the setting.
  • Promote inclusive attitudes and practices.
  • To have due regard for the settings health and safety policies.
  • Adhere to the Staff Behaviour Policy.

To be the Key Person for a number of children and their families.

  • To plan and prepare play and learning opportunities which meet the developing needs of your key children.
  • To discuss individual care plans and challenges for your key children with Managers, parents and other professionals.
  • To build trusting and emotionally secure relationships with children.
  • To build trusting, respectful and professional relationships with parents and carers.
  • To make formative observations and keep children’s individual learning journeys and progress updated.
  • Based on your knowledge of your key children, ensure activities are planned to embed their learning and offer challenges to support their growth.
  • Involve parents and carers in supporting their child’s continuous growth and challenges.
  • Complete termly check points for all children, 2-year checks and transition summaries as necessary.
  • Establish effective working relationships with other settings and agencies to ensure a full and complete understanding of the child is known.

To work as a team member:

  • Communicate your key children’s needs, preferences and achievements with the team to ensure every child gets quality care all of the time.
  • As a Little Incredibles Play Champion apprentice you will be fully committed to the learning that supports your practice and be willing to share this with the team for the benefit of the setting, the children we care for and their families.
  • To maintain high standards at Little Incredibles, you will participate in regular supervisions with Managers and peers to reflect on practice and enhance our overall performance.
  • You will attend annual appraisal meetings in August to plan training which meets your needs and the needs of the setting.
  • To assist with annual summer clean in August.
  • To participate in the planning, organisation, and hosting of fundraising events.
  • To attend monthly staff meetings.
  • To work additional hours to provide cover for staff holidays and sickness.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Genuine desire to work with children. Empathy.  Able to listen and take instruction. 
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Initiative and a flexible approach ability to contribute ideas.
  • Use of IT applications.
  • Understanding of food hygiene.

Personal qualities

  • Active interest in preserving and caring for the environment and care for own physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Love of the outdoors in any weather
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and imaginative approach to providing learning opportunities for all children
  • Demonstrate inclusive attitudes, acceptance, tolerance, patience and kindness to all.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the success of the business and the well-being of the Little Incredibles family.
  • Good personal hygiene.

Desired qualifications

This employer has requested GCSE grade A-C maths and English

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there may be the opportunity to be supported to complete the next level or a permanent position within the business.


Things to consider

Must enjoy being outside in the snow, rain and sun! ‘There is no such thing as bad weather just bad choice of clothing’

Little Incredibles Childcare recognises and takes on full responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.  All staff, volunteers and students understand the important role they play in ensuring child safety and wellbeing, this includes our whistle blowing policy.

Through their day-to-day contact with children and direct work with families, all staff, students and volunteers at the setting have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and in referring them to the Designated Person for Child Protection.

About the employer

A welcoming home from home environment offering stimulating experiences both indoor and out await all chrildren at Little Incredibles.  We promote family values with children learning from each other in small age ratio groups, encouraging mutual learning in mixed age groups for meal times and sessions.  Each child is valued for their uniqueness, we promote anti-racism and resilience; a mutual respect between children and key workers is grown through caring, positive relationships. 

​We involve the wider community in our daily activities and make the most of the amazing opportunities on our door step taking frequent nature walks and making links with the local community.  We firmly believe that physical activity and being close to nature promote health and well being.  Ensuring that children play outside and have opportunity to express themselves through movement, whatever the weather, and instilling in them a respectful appreciation of our environment and the natural world underpins our ethos and can be seen through all areas of learning at Little Incredibles.





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Training provider

City College Peterborough

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Peterborough


Stacey Mason

Training will be provided by City College Peterborough. Training is work based meaning you spend full time in the placement and be released into college when needed. 

The apprentice will work towards the following:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner (Educator) (Achieved alongside the Early Years Educator Level 3 standard)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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