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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a level 2 Child Care Apprentice with Humpty Dumpty Childcare in Newton Abbot. Could this be the role for you?Apply now!

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Closing date: 20 Mar 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

    The working hours will be around 32 hours per week on a rota basis, hours will be between 7.30am and 6.00pm (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • The role will require you to support and update records on individual children
  • Daily observations and information about activities and meals served
  • You will be expected to follow their policies for confidentiality and to report appropriate information regarding children and their backgrounds to the Day Care Leader
  • Whilst working at this nursery, you must take into consideration the individual needs of the children respecting race, religion and culture, along with having an awareness of social needs and being sympathetic to their emotional needs
  • You will also help children to understand and demonstrate good health, hygiene and personal habits during meal times, rest periods and bathroom use

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must listen actively to children and respond with warmth and empathy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with children, colleagues and parents are also essential
  • You will need to have the ability to work as part of a team but also to work independently with the children on activities and development
  • You must understand the importance of confidentiality. The successful apprentice must enjoy caring and playing with young children and have a practical, can do attitude
  • An ability to communicate well with children, staff and parents is essential

Personal qualities

  • The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable with a flexible attitude to work
  • You must have an upbeat attitude and be somebody who likes the outdoors and shows enthusiasm whilst supporting the children on a daily basis
  • A bright, bubbly personality which can create a warm, family environment will be welcomed within the nursery, by the children, families and staff
  •  As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, follow instructions and seek clarification when required
  • You will need to be reliable and enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 in maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment by completing a level 3 qualification.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Things to consider

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

About the employer

Their philosophy at Humpty Dumpty Child Care is to provide families with a caring, stimulating and educational environment from 3 months old to the end of preschool.

They believe each child is unique, and they encourage them to learn at their own pace. Young children have a natural desire to learn, explore and question, at Humpty Dumpty Child Care they strive to capture their individual interests and use this to personalise their learning.

Their nursery educators are qualified to a very high standard, 95% of their team hold a level 3 qualification or above in Early Years Education. They take time to develop strong attachments and trusting relationships with both the child and their family. They adhere to the guidelines set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Standard, setting high standards for professional conduct and practice. They continuously aim to achieve excellence in all areas of practice and early years provision, and strive to be at the forefront of improving the quality of provision for young children.





Devon Square

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HH

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Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Skills Group 01752 332442

The Apprenticeship in Childcare includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard

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 6 to 12 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 standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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