Katie's Cheeky Monkeys are looking to recruit an outgoing individual to become their new apprentice. The Apprentice will be involved in all aspects of caring for and helping with the development of children under the age of 5. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with a genuine interest in the academic and social development of children.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2023

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

    3 Days per week Monday - Friday 7.45am - 5.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Plan and supervise activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Take part and supervise outdoor learning activities
  • Support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect the observations
  • Meet the care needs of each child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine when necessary
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Encourage children’s participation in activities
  • Support children to manage their own behaviour in relation to others
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to the role and safe running of the setting
  • Any other duties that ensure the smooth running of the business such as keeping areas clean and tidy

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • A bespoke programme of technical and vocational training
  • Functional skills in Maths and English* if applicable

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated work based trainer who will provide support and guidance throughout the course.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent contract upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and further enhanced industry-based training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 2/ D) Essential

Things to consider

Prior to applying please ensure you are able to get to and from this workplace within the operating hours Please be aware as the first part of the process you will be asked to complete a Learner Form and online assessments in English and Maths. You will receive one to one Information, Advice and Guidance with one of the Learner Engagement Team.

About the employer

Katie’s Cheeky Monkeys are a childminding service based in Grimsby. They have a team of experienced and qualified Early Years Practitioners who provide a structured programme to support the social and academic development of young children.







DN41 7QL

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Training provider



Helena Gollings


0800 012 6656

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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