Childcare Apprentice MINNIE ME LIMITED

Qualified, caring, fun staff ensure children get the best possible start on their learning journey, allowing them to make friends, have fun and spend time playing and learning. Alongside a breakfast club for the local infant school, we offer care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. You will be involved in all aspects of caring for children.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Gym membership Some uniform provided

  • Working week

    Varied hours between 7.15am and 6.00pm. Exact shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

All aspects of caring for children include:

  • Organising activities
  • Supervising free play
  • Personal care
  • Preparing food and assisting the children to eat
  • Ensuring the nursery is a safe place
  • Answering 'why' multiple times a day
  • Tracking the development of children through observation
  • Complete necessary paperwork 
  • Communicate with team members and families effectively 

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

  • Early Years Educator level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • First Aid qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • You will receive training in the workplace and be visited by your college assessor mentor on a regular basis
  • There will also be on-campus activity days every 6 weeks where you will spend time with other apprentices
  • This qualification includes the requirement to complete a first aid course and have maths & English qualifications at a minimum of level 2/GCSE grade 4/C prior to the apprentice taking their End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is envisaged that you will be employed on a full-time basis on completion of your apprenticeship. Many previous apprentices have stayed with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Reliable, Care about education, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

We suggest a trial time before you commit so have a go and see if you like it – working with children is not always just playing – there is also some crying, dirty nappies and snotty faces but if you can cope with that it is also very rewarding. Please consider how you will get to work each day. You will need to complete a DBS check as part of the overall application process, you will be supported to complete this.

About the employer

We are a small, friendly nursery working with children aged 3 months to school age. Each age group has a separate area so activities and support are age appropriate and always aimed at allowing them to thrive and be ready for the next steps on their learning journey. 0-5 years is really important developmentally and what we do sets the foundation for every child's learning future. Although it can be a demanding career it is also extremely rewarding.




Units 3-4 Tongue Lane Industrial Estate



SK17 7LF

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Oct 2023