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Apprentice Childminding Assistant, Robbins' Nest Childminders Claire Rebecca Robbins

A level 3 childcare apprenticeship role in a home-based childminders, working with children aged 3 months to 8 years old and to complete a level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 22 May 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

    Wednesday 1pm to 5pm, Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to 5pm. 22 working hours and 4 hours paid study time per week

    Total hours per week: 26.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with the planning of the curriculum using the early years foundation stage (EYFS) for guidance
  • Help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • Act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Advise the manager of any concerns, e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • Take action to support the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection
  • Teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • Support mealtimes within the setting
  • Actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • Attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development
  • Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job
  • Be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s policies and procedures including those relating to confidentiality, equality and diversity, health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting, safeguarding, setting hygiene and whistleblowing. This is not an exhaustive list of the setting’s procedures
  • Ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
  • Promote the setting to current parents and potential customers
  • Comply with the requirements of the general data protection regulation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Sound knowledge of child development from birth to five years
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development
  • Some knowledge of how to operate devices such as a tablet (full training on how to use our online system will be given)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Be able to use your own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to become immersed in children’s play
  • A commitment to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • A commitment to working effectively with young children and families
  • A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships
  • A natural affinity with children, reliable, flexible, desire to learn, creative

Desired qualifications

  • English and maths GCSE's at grades A*-C or 9-4 are desirable, or the equivalent in functional skills

Future prospects

  • Potential permanent position if the apprentice works well in my childminding setting

Things to consider

  • Please note that this apprenticeship is based at Robbin's Nest Childminders in Ramsgate
  • You need to be flexible to cover other staff if necessary as we are a small team
  • You will work in a small team, usually with just one other person


About the employer

Small homely childcare setting. Working with children aged 3 months- 8 years 


Claire Rebecca Robbins



Southwood Road


CT11 0AW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profile Development and Training


Ian Pearce 07554435343

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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