Apprentice Childminder Sarah Louise Quirk

To work in a lovely environment with young children to support the manager to look after babies and children in a family home setting including hygiene routines such as changing nappies, creating activities, playing and teaching the children every day. Assisting with school drop offs and pickups and maintaining records.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 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

    Monday to Friday shift rota’s from 8am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Day to day duties will include:

  • To work productively within the childminder to ensure that each child’s needs are met
  • To work as a member of staff and as part of a team
  • To work with the manager to provide a safe and caring environment for children and adults
  • To provide and promote high quality care for all children
  • To talk with children and make them feel valued
  • To provide safe, appropriate play opportunities and learning experiences for all children
  • To assist with planning for activities accordingly
  • To prepare activities
  • To attend meetings as and when requested
  • To attend training sessions and keep up to date with changes in childcare
  • To carry out all responsibilities and activities within an equal opportunities framework
  • To work within all agreed policies
  • To assist and prepare meals / snacks for the children
  • To assist in keeping all childminding areas of the house clean and tidy
  • To develop an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To have regular meetings with the Nursery manager about your progress
  • To seek advice from staff and learn from their good practices
  • To attend college on a regular basis as agreed with the Childminding Manager and college
  • To carry out any other tasks that are directed by the Childminding Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A basic understanding of good quality childcare and /or the ability to learn about good practice
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to use judgement and common sense
  • Determination to develop skills and gain a recognised qualification
  • Reliability
  • Ability to deal with people of a wide range of ages
  • Ability to follow instructions and to work well within a team
  • Willing to develop and attend further training as recommended​​​​​

Personal qualities

Caring, approachable, people person, someone who has a passion for working with children. Patience and willing to learn.

Qualifications required

GCSE grades in Maths and English Minimum A-C or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possibility of a permanent position and further progression for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy. Are you prepared to get up every morning to get to work, you will considered an integral part of the team, so need to know you will be aware of the important part you will play. From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A wonderful prospect to work for a person looking to work in a childcare environment. A private childminding service expanding at a rapid rate and looking to take on an apprentice to enable them to do this. Started off initially focusing on child care but grew into before and after school childcare with demand to offer more placements.


Sarah Louise Quirk


188 Jockey Road

Sutton Coldfield

B73 5PN

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Training provider

A competence based qualification i.e. NVQ/QCF.

A knowledge based qualification i.e. Technical Certificate.

Key or Functional Skills (if required).

Employer Rights & Responsibilities.

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College


Claire Harper 01384 399848

Employer's Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy. In order to provide a better service to our future apprentices and the employers that we work with, we have changed our application process. On the next screen you will find more information about the apprenticeship course and what jobs in the sector might entail. You will be given the opportunity to register your interest and then be invited into the college to meet with the relevant team to discuss our current vacancies and opportunities available to you. If you have already applied and attended an interview session at one of our colleges, please contact your Recruitment Advisor to discuss your interest in this specific vacancy. You do not need to apply again to the college. The Apprenticeship Recruitment Team – BMet 0121 362 1121 The Apprenticeship Recruitment Team – BMet 01384 399 848

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017