Childcare Apprentice Level 3 J AND J EAMES LTD

As an apprentice, you will learn from two experienced childminders who each have over 10 years experience in childcare, and related other experience. You will benefit from their teaching and expand your skills in childcare. In this small company, you will not just be a number but a valued employee.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary is dependent on age and experience. Employer pay scale is between £6.50 - £11.50 per hour

  • Working week

    30 hours a week, typically worked between 10.00 - 16.00 Monday - Friday. This includes one day a fortnight at Nescot College, Ewell, Surrey. Lunch and breaks to be taken around the needs of children in care and in line with safeguarding procedures.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The ideal candidate will already have some experience in looking after children and be passionate about caring for them. As a childminding apprentice, your main duties will include;

  • Playing with and caring for the children whilst abiding by the safeguarding policy to keep children safe at all times.
  • Preparing meals and clearing up.
  • Collecting children from school/nursery, as well as chatting to parents at drop off and pick up times.
  • Frequently, you will be asked to accompany the childminder on a trip somewhere, most commonly to the park or to a toddler group. 
  • Assist with and record children’s learning to ensure it is compliant with the Early Years Foundation Stage. 


This is balanced with other childminder's who are bursting with enthusiasm, so you will enjoy being part of a small team. 

Living accommodation is also possible for the right candidate/s.

Please note - This role can start sooner than the September 2024 intake, if desired. This can be disucssed at interview.

The training you will be getting

As well as studying for the Early Years level 3 apprenticeship, you will also get opportunity to be a fully qualified and Ofsted registered childminder. You will receive qualifications in level 3 Early Years and Paediatric First Aid.

One day a fortnight, you will be required to attend Nescot college in Ewell, Surrey, to learn the theortetical aspects of the course.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will be a valued member of the team and career progression is offered to the right candidate. 

As well as getting you early years level 3 apprenticeship, you will also get opportunity to be a fully qualified and Ofsted registered childminder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade minimum 4 / C) Essential
Other Childcare Experience (Grade Working knowledge) Desired

Things to consider

Some flexibility in hours might be requested. Living accommodation is also possible for the right candidate.

About the employer

Childcare company established 15 years ago currently employing 6 people, three of which are fully registered childminders, Childcare is provided all year round for children aged 9 months to 12 years, predominantly from 0730 to 1830 Monday to Friday. However, subject to availability and at special requests, evening and weekend care is considered.




34 Wrayfield Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Melanie Coles


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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