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Apprentice Childminder Assistant Happyheroes Aylesbury

To help run a busy home nursery. The job will involve Room set up for different activities in the day indoors and outdoors, Nappy changing, feeding throughout the day. Help with the planning and monitoring children's progress in junction with EYFS.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 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

    Mon - Fri 8.30am to 5pm Bank holiday optional 40 mins for lunch

    Total hours per week: 44.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Set out activity in all play areas indoors and outdoors
  • Deal with wet and dirty nappies
  • Meal time preparation
  • Clean and tidy up after meals
  • Make sure daily time sheets are done
  • Children's progress to be monitored and observed with notes to be made
  • Write down daily diaries for parents to see
  • Clean up at the end of the day and set up for the next day, all bins to be emptied daily
  • Engage in playful learning with the children
  • Make sure all policies and procedures are followed daily
  • Must not use personal mobile phone or take any pictures of children in the setting
  • Must respect confidentiality at all times as this would breach your contract
  • Good spoken English reading and writing 
  • Excellent communication skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Working with children
  • Work experience in School or Play groups
  • Baby sitting experience
  • Any experience working with children aged 1-7 would be desirable

Personal qualities

Fun loving and caring person who loves children

Enthusiastic and bubbly who can make a difference in childrens' lives and be part of their learning development

Desired qualifications

GCSE Math & English minimum grade 3/D (L2 apprenticeship)

GCSE Math & English minimum grade 4/C (L3 apprenticeship)

Future prospects

To become a permanent member of staff

Things to consider


All shortlisted applicants will be expected to:

Confirm their ability to travel to and from this place of work

Have a passion to study the qualification and a good understanding of the profession

Research the company before applying for this vacancy

Applicants will be expected to have researched how they will get to and from work taking into account access to own transport or public transport and the associated costs.

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 currently £6.56 an hour for 18-20 year olds; £8.36 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.91 for those over 25. 

For apprentices aged 19 or over, once you reach the 2nd year of your apprenticeship you will be entitled to the national minimum wage for your age group.

About the employer

Happyheroes is a home nursery setting and provides care for children aged 1 - 7 years.


Happyheroes Aylesbury



Apollo Close


HP18 1AP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aylesbury College


Nashreen Kassam 07598 458912

Level 2 Early years practitioner qualification 

First Aid training and Safeguarding training will be provided

Support with working towards a Level 2 Childcare qualification depending on prior qualification and experience. 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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