Childcare Apprenticeship Mere Day Nursery

Mere Day Nursery, Knutsford, are looking to take on a keen and reliable Childcare Apprentice to join the team. Full training will be provided.

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Closing date: 31 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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Mere Day Nursery, Knutsford, are looking to take on a keen and reliable Childcare Apprentice to join the team. Full training will be provided.

Daily Duties to include;

  • Work as an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner;
  • Working with children under 5 in their earliest years;
  • To help ensure the safety and security of children in the setting whilst promoting the children's learning and enjoyment through planned play experiences.
  • The role will include supporting children's care routines such as meal and sleep times, helping to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities from outdoor play to creative activities and reading stories;
  • To supervise and support children's play extending their interests ensuring they feel safe and secure at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work as part of a team and as an individual
  • Can use initiative effectively
  • Able to communicate well with children and adults
  • Patience

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent, candidate will have to re-sit if not achieved grade C or above.

Future prospects

To go onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification

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About the employer

Mere Nursery is part of our group of six nurseries who all share the same vision, educational ethos and approach to working with children and families. Our strong belief is that we can best meet the needs of parents, children and our team by listening to what they have to say about nursery. You will find so many opportunities to tell us what you think and how we can improve right from the start. From the settling in process all the way through to the day your child leaves us, confident, happy and extremely well prepared to start school.


Mere Day Nursery


Chester Road



WA16 0PU

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills Application of Number Level 1
  • Functional Skills Communication Level 1
  • Paediatric First Aid Health and safety / Manual handling course CWDC induction standards

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Total People Ltd

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017