Childcare Apprenticeship Fairlands Nursery School

2 year Childcare apprenticeship working at Fairlands Day Nursery through Fareham College

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Closing date: 07 Nov 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

    37 hours per week including college

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available



  • Provide basic care and care giving activities.
  • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities.
  • Evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track.
  • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children.
  • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Childcare workers must be able to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care.
  • Good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills.
  • Good judgement is necessary for childcare workers so they can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.

Personal qualities

  • Childcare workers need to be able to explain things in terms young children can understand

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths & English Qualifications at C Grade or Above

Future prospects

Permanent job offer upon completion of apprenticeship

About the employer

Since 2008 we have enhanced our beautiful outdoor areas with a giant sandpit, bark pit, den area, mud kitchen and vegetable garden. Our indoor areas are divided into 3 departments; the Baby Department, Lower Nursery and Pre-school. We also have a sensory room and sleep room. Each of these areas is tailored to meet your child's individual needs, ensuring they grow in confidence in a friendly and warm environment. We have traditional values, an emphasis on good manners, and are dedicated to producing the best outcomes for your child. We pride ourselves on our family orientated approach, as we aim to create a home from home environment. We have close links with the communities of both Shedfield and Wickham, and are lucky enough to have the church on our doorstep. We follow the Early Years Foundation stage cirriculum, focusing on 7 areas of development: •Personal, social and emotional development •Communication and language •Physical development •Mathematics •Literacy •Understanding the world •Expressive arts and design


Fairlands Nursery School


Church Road



SO32 2HY

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Training provider

  • NVQ level 3 in Childcare
  • ERR

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Fareham College

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017