Apprentice Child Minding Assistant STOP & PLAY CHILDMINDERS LIMITED

I am looking for an Apprentice Child Minding Assistant who will help my daughter and I look after children.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Days: 30 hours per week days to be flexible however two weeks full time will be needed in June Times: 8am-6pm with one hour unpaid lunch x1 day release at Hertford Regional College to study academic learning section of Apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist in all childminding related daily duties based mainly in our outdoor area including, but not exclusive, to the below:

  • To assist where necessary in preparing the premises for the arrival of children e.g. health and safety checks, general cleaning.
  • To be friendly, approachable and professional to parents/carers who visit and who drop/collect their children.
  • To assist in planning and setting out of equipment to meet children’s current interests.
  • To play under supervision alongside the children, to observe their play and development and to make brief notes on our daily record sheet to record any significant observations.
  • To assist tidying up during and after play activities where necessary and to keep children safe.
  • To assist with snack and mealtime preparation and serving.
  • To assist with meeting all the individual needs of the children being cared for.
  • To be aware of and to follow published policies at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Having knowledge of the EYFS
  • An understanding of safe guarding
  • An understanding of confidentiality
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Interest in children required and to be kind and comfortable around them
  • Patience

Qualifications required

  • Current DBS
  • Level 2 in childcare qualification
  • Must have a 12 hour paediatric first aid certificate

Future prospects

The opportunities of working with a childminder is that you will learn how to look after different range ages of the children, observing them and learning all about the EYFS and how children have mile stones they need to reach at different ages, making sure they reach the right goal for their age alongside identifying any learning difficulties children may have. You could eventually start childminding or work in a nursery, play group or school with reception children as a TA or study up to be a teacher.

Things to consider

All applications are subject to a successful pre selection interview day at Hertford Regional College. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to18 year olds is a priority and fully funded by government. Training for apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded by employers and they are expected to make part or full contribution. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age. 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 Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. The vacancy is for indoor play, outdoor play and going to the park and maybe soft play. Would be observing children on a daily basis and playing with them different games and activities.

About the employer

I am a registered childminder and I will be looking after children on a daily basis by planning daily activities and observing them , will be also making them breakfast lunch and snacks.




3 Burgess Close


Waltham Cross


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Training provider

  • Advanced Level 3-Diploma for the Children & Young Early Learning and Childcare

In addition all Apprenticeships include:

  • Induction and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are mapped and embedded (Creative Thinking, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Key Management, Effective Participation)
  • Guided Learning on and off the job through training, set tasks or independent study
  • Coaching and mentoring in the workplace
  • Achievement Records of all Training and Development activity

The requirements will be covered in the Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Children and Young People's Settings.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College


Sharon Ryan 01992 411375

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2017