Playwork Apprenticeship - Level 2 FUN4U2 LIMITED

A Playwork Apprentice is required to provide high quality childcare, helping children with their learning, play, education and social development.

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Closing date: 27 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

    7.45 am to, 2.45pm to 5.45pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 21.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Sharing in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in the clubs.
  • Ensuring daily domestic routines are completed in the setting, maintaining high standards to ensure the environment is safe, secure and clean at all times.
  • Planning and implementation of appropriate programmes of activities for the children, helping children with their learning, play, educational and social development.
  • Ensuring all record keeping on the child’s development is in-line with the clubs policies, and to respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • Liaising with parents and encouraging their involvement in the aims of the clubs and in all aspects of their child/children’s care.
  • Helping children with feeding, changing clothes, toileting etc.
  • Ensuring each child is collected in accordance with the collection procedures.
  • Contributing to the team effort.
  • Liaising with all employees, children, Parents and Families to ensure the above tasks are completed effectively.

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.

    Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Patience
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Able to work in small teams
  • A commitment to safeguarding children at all times

Qualifications required

  • 3 x GCSE A* to D including English Language or equivalent


Future prospects

Possible progression to level 3 in playwork

Things to consider

Would you be able to work the hours stated and get to and back to work for the times? Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • Updated CV Please send your updated CV to If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. From the 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

FUN4U2LIMITED stands for educational specialists, wholehearted commitment and comprehensive child care. Increasing demands are being made on child care facilities, since all parents want the very best for their children, right from their very first learning experiences. In addition, there is now a marked trend towards intellectual education for children, but still children also need to play, move, get enough exercise and discover their own bodies. Our Breakfast, After School & Holiday clubs achieves both objectives by offering space for moving around, plenty of opportunity for play, a small library and various facilities for creative activity. Our aim is to support each child through his or her own development in a safe, secure and friendly environment.




Fitzwilliam Street



S63 7HG

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Training provider

Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College, Student  to complete an intermediate technical certificate in Playwork.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Rachelle Schofield 01226 216157

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017