Childcare Apprentice HEADSTART LTD

Gaining a full understanding of the EYFS, to plan activities and to record the children’s development as they move through the nursery. You will be a key member of the early years team, responsible for delivering high quality care and education for all children based on their individual needs and interests.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The NMW for apprentices is paid for 16-18 year olds. If over 18, then after your first year apprenticeship your pay will increase to NMW according to your age.

    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 - Friday. Shifts to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure that privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Answering the phone and making calls
  • To maintain a 100% organised filing system of paper work and computer files
  • Taking, logging and safe storage of monies
  • Speaking and emailing to parents with regards to payment, statements and invoices
  • Risk assessments of the office area
  • Ensuring that toilet and all office areas are kept clean, replenished and tidy (to remind cleaner in some instances)
  • Ensure that all staff, visitors and work trials sign in and out of the building
  • Ensure that the staff, visitors and work trial logins are taken out during a fire
  • Filing, updating ELAS and staff timesheets
  • General office duties, creating documents, photocopying and laminating
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Managers and directors
  • Organising checklists for children and staff
  • Knowledge of MS package
  • To have knowledge and a qualification in Mathematics to learn our accounts system
  • To chase debtors over the phone, email and sms
  • To update the management in order to place an order for any inventory required
  • Handle customer queries and collect payments for nursery fees
  • The candidate should be willing to handle any ad hoc responsibility as and when required by the role

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Functional skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To gain the level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification and progress to the level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE COLLEGE WORKSHOPS ARE HELD AT SOUTH WOODFORD AND YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO TRAVEL. According to your shift pattern you may have early starts or late finishes You will be answerable to your manager or room leader You must attend all college workshops as required and complete your portfolio of evidence in the timeframe allowed for your qualification.

About the employer

We are a private day care facility with an outdoor space which children have frequent access to, supported by outings to the local community and nearby parks. We provide childcare and Montessori based education for babies and young children from the ages of three months to five years.






E14 9FP

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Training provider



Samia Shabbir

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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