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Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre are looking for a Level 2 Childcare Apprentice to join their friendly team in Plympton.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 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

    Working Hours: 40 hours a week. 7.30am - 4.30pm. Mon - Friday with one day off to attend college.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentices Role

Be aware of and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person. In addition, you will need to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Support for children
  • Supervise and support children ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Contribute to learning journeys through observations
    Establish good relationships with children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Encourage children to interact with others and engage in activities
    Assist with supervision of children out of session times including before and after sessions, and at lunchtimes
  • Support the staff team
  • Prepare the nursery as directed for sessions and clear afterwards and assist with display of pupils work
  • Be aware of children’s progress/achievements/problems and report to other staff members as agreed
  • Support the staff team in managing children’s behaviour, reporting any difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather and report information from/to parents/carers as directed

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

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • Functional Skills as required

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful apprentice who completes their level 2, will have the chance to go on to complete their level 3 with us to become a qualified nursery nurse.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Desired

About the employer

Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre offers affordable childcare for children aged 3 months to 11 years. They are open 51 weeks of the year from 7.00am-6pm Monday – Friday and offer a variety of sessions to allow flexibility. The Childcare Centre consists of two huts, linked by a bright glass conservatory style corridor. It stands in the spacious and beautiful grounds of Plympton St Maurice Primary School, overlooked by woods; Plympton Castle and Plympton St Maurice Church are close by.








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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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