Intermediate Childcare Apprentice Stepping Stones Day Nursery

Childcare Apprentice is required for a busy friendly nursery.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week Mon-Fri, daily hours will vary

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • As an Apprentice your role will involve supporting the staff as a member of the team, the cleaning and maintenance of toys and nursery equipment, following policies and procedures, working with children from the ages of 12 weeks to 4 years
  • Being involved in the planning and implementation of activities
  • You will work closely with parents and other outside agencies, to make sure we deliver the best possible care and education for all children attending the nursery
  • Our most recent OFSTED rating is Outstanding, so you must be prepared to work hard to help us maintain this quality

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Creative
  • Good ICT skills
  • Enjoy being outside in all weathers!

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn
  • Caring
  • Supportive to other members of the team
  • Confident
  • Well presented
  • Reliable
  • Have a good sense of fun
  • Flexible
  • Be able to act on your own initiative

Qualifications required

Preferably have GCSE Maths and/or English at grade C or above or equivalent.

Future prospects

Although this is not guaranteed, in the past we have been able to offer permanent jobs to apprentices who have performed well, when vacancies have come up.

Things to consider

The opening hours are 8 am-6 pm Monday to Friday, start and finish times may vary each week. Hours will be agreed in advance. The working week will be 40 hours. We are close to the train station and many bus routes. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour (From April 1st 2017 this will be increasing to £3.50 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

At Stepping Stones we offer a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to learn at their own pace. It is a real home from home experience and we believe that children need to feel valued and free from discrimination. We recognise that children’s attitudes towards others are established in their early years. All children are cared for regardless of their differing abilities, sex, religious and ethnic backgrounds.


Stepping Stones Day Nursery


74 Eling Lane



SO40 9GF

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Training provider

Online learning through our interactive e-learning site, supplemented by regular face to face support from your assessor.

Working to gain a recognised Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce. This includes the Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator), Functional skills ICT at level 2, Employment Awareness Certificate and GCSEs in Maths and English if not already held. (Please note GCSEs must be at grade C or above)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by People & Business Development Ltd


Sharon Dodd 01440 731731

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017