Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare Achievers Day Nursery

GHQ Training is seeking a Childcare apprentice on behalf of a Newly opened pre-school in Plymouth. The owners of the business have many years experience in childcare and they would like to appoint an apprentice.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Full time - 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will be involved in all aspects of running the pre-school and looking after the children. They will be flexible and adapt with ease to working with different age groups. The apprentices will work alongside fully trained professionals to develop their skills and childcare understanding as well as coming to GHQ Training for their full level two qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The right candidate will be motivated to developing a long term career in childcare.  They will have a hand on approach to all activities and work well as part of a team. They will be focused on developing young minds through an array of different exercises and benefiting the children long term. The pre-school is looking long term therefore, depending on the performance of the individual they will develop them into team leaders and/or practice managers.  This will also involve further training in childcare and management.

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Friendly
  • Patient

Qualifications required

GCSEs in Maths, English and ICT (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Progression onto Level 3 Childcare Apprenticeship

About the employer

As a successful husband and wife team we are proud to have owned and managed one of the largest single site nurseries in Plymouth for 14 years. During this time we built up some great relationships with very loyal customers and prepared many children for their first steps into school. We always received positive ratings from OFTSED and other regulatory bodies. Following the sale of our original Plymouth Nursery in 2011 we decided to take some time out before embarking on the development of the Achievers Day Nursery site at Laira, Plymouth. The building has now been transformed into a purpose designed, spacious and colourful nursery setting. We are really pleased with the end result and are now looking forward to putting the great facilities to use in creating positive memories and supporting the children of Plymouth and surrounding areas like Plympton and Plymstock in achieving their future goals.


Achievers Day Nursery


247 Old Laira Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Childcare
  • ERR
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by GHQ Training


Stacy Harrall Phillips 01752 218086

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017