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Early Years Apprentice NEW FOREST CHILDCARE

Are you are passionate about working with children and would you like to help children learn and develop the essential skills needed in life? Then this could be a great apprenticeship opportunity for you! Provide a safe, home from home experience for children aged 4-to-11 after and before school.

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Closing date: 31 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 to Friday - 7.30am to 9.15am and 2.30pm to 6.30pm, full time in school holidays.

    Total hours per week: 28

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key daily activities/tasks:

  • Keep Children & Staff safe by ensuring that the setting is kept secured at all times & follow Company Security Statement
  • Keep Children safe by ensuring knowledge of Company Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Organise, plan and supervise play and activities for children and young people aged 4 to 11, or specialise with one group at times, all at their level
  • Enable children to experiment and learn about themselves and the world around them
  • Arrange and participate in, team games, sports, drama, music and other entertainments, supervise art and craft activities, and in were appropriate, take children on day trips and outings
  • Supervise the children at all times, and make sure that safety procedures are followed, encouraging good behaviour and dealing with challenging behaviour appropriately
  • Offer a range of positive activities for the children, become involved, enthusiastic
  • Help the manager and colleagues to ensure that a wide range of creative and enjoyable activities are offered, provide inspiration, and facilitate play and development of skills
  • Ensure that play meets the full range of children's individual and group needs
  • Ensure your full focus is on the children at all times and not on domestic or other such tasks before 1750
  • Greet parents and introduce yourself, offer help at all times where parents are unattended
  • Ensure the play areas are safe from hazards, keep walkways clear and trip free
  • Promote hand washing, and ensure it is carried out, when necessary
  • Always offer support to manager and colleagues if free
  • Ensure correct equipment is carried when on collections
  • Help keep a calmer and more positive environment for the children by your own actions

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There could be further progression and training for the right apprentice

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Basic English & maths


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

Things to consider

You must be able to commute to both the employer and Totton College. Please note the shift pattern for the role. It is a requirement for you to be able to commute to the workplace for the advertised times

About the employer

New Forest Childcare is a not for profit childcare business, we have been operating for over 15 years in Hampshire and Surrey. Providing a service to Parents of Children between the ages of 4 – 12 years. Working closely with parents and guardians, we treat all children as we would our own.




within Abbotswood School

Ringwood Road


SO40 8EB

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Training provider



Tia Currie


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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