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Early Years Educator Apprentice HELEN DODD

To learn all aspects of childcare working as an assistant to a childminder caring for children from babies to around 11 years.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8:30am until 5pm Friday - 9am - 3:30pm OTJ

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will work alongside the childminder caring for children from babies to 4 years as well as primary school children before and after school and during the school holidays. The most important aspect of the job is caring for the children, playing with them. helping them thrive and develop to their full potential. The apprentice will help to organise and carry out activities suitable for the children's ages and stages of development. The apprentice will, in time, have some key children and with support will write observations, assessments and plan next steps for those children. I am passionate about being outside with the children, spending time with nature and providing home cooked meals.The apprentice will assist me in promoting a healthy lifestyle to the children. The apprentice will work alone for short periods of time during the school runs to avoid having to take all the children to and from school and also to enable one of us to receive children that will be arriving at that time.
The apprentice will learn to use an on-line system to record different aspects of the child's day for the parents and also to complete accident forms etc.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
End-Point Assessment (EPA
The Childcare Company is an Ofsted ‘Grade 2 Good’ established leading National training provider delivering high quality apprenticeships in partnership with childcare employers to support the development and growth of our workforce.

An apprenticeship is a skills and knowledge learning journey through a standard programme in the sector they work in. Supported by their employer and their sector skilled Development Coach an apprentice will travel through their apprenticeship journey learning new skills, knowledge developing them as an individual and a valued member of staff.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning - supported by one of our sector specialists tutors they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi-weekly or monthly depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. (Please note due to COVID 19 there are currently no face to face teaching taking place). 

Additionally, the Development Coach will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieve their goals and complete their training. We want them to feel our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, there is the possibility of continued employment as an assistant or co-childminder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Whilst not essential, it is desirable that candidates can drive or travel (walk,taxi etc) to Dymock as there is currently no bus service to the village.

About the employer

Childminder - caring for children aged between 0 and 11 years of age in her own home. I started childminding in 2004 when my children were young and in 2017 took on my first apprentice in order to expand my business and keep up with the demand for places. Both the apprentices I have had have stayed on and worked for a period of time as an assistant. The first registered as a childminder in her own right and worked on her own in the setting on a Friday. My two passions are home cooking and being outdoors close to nature. I have incorporated these two things as an integral part of my setting by providing home cooked meals and cakes, baking with the children and spending as much time outdoors as we can.







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Training provider



Caitlin Genge

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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