Child Care Apprentice Bumblebees Day Nursery

Bumble Bee’s have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join their child care facilities based in Woolwell, Plymouth.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will carry out duties such as helping to organise playtime activities, and planning and assisting in projects for games and exercise sessions. You must make sure that the children’s safety and welfare is a priority at all times as well as making all activity sessions fun and enjoyable. You will also help to organise and prepare lunch and snacks for all the children.

Part of your daily duties will be to take part in art and craft activities, this will be a good opportunity to get to know the children and create a bond between each individual.

An important part of any company’s requirements is to make sure that all health and safety procedures are followed in the workplace at all times, and all the equipment is put away at the end of each day.

The successful candidate will be supervised throughout their apprenticeship by a fully trained member of staff, who will assist them in all aspects of your role for this position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and will need to be reliable and hardworking. You must have the ability to follow procedures from given instructions.

You must be able to work well as part of a team and use your own initiative when working alone.

The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything you do. The ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility, are also desirable.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate must be reliable, hardworking and have the ability to learn and develop their child care skills. Good timekeeping and attendance are both very important for this position, as you may be required to start earlier on occasions.

Qualifications required

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-E in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Future prospects

Through having completed your level 2 qualification you will have gained the skills in child care that you can use to maximise your future career. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship with Skills Group, in order to gain additional skills and knowledge, with the aim of full time employment in your chosen career.

About the employer

Their nurseries were originally established in 1995 with the site at Woolwell. They have continued to grow throughout Plymouth with the demand for quality child care provision. Bumble Bee's offer parents and carers a high standard of child care in a safe, secure and happy environment where children can enjoy a variety of activities to nurture their social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. This Plymouth based nursery is committed to providing quality child care and education for all children from 0-5 years as well as pre-school, after-school and holiday clubs for children aged 5-11. They pride themselves on making sure that all the sessions attended by the children are fully structured, fun and enjoyable.


Bumblebees Day Nursery


Woolwell Road



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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


Most 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

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017