Childcare Apprenticeship – Level 3 - Hucclecote Playgroup HUCCLECOTE PLAYGROUP

The Aspire training team are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to complete their Level 3 Childcare apprenticeship with Hucclecote Playgroup. You will be providing care of the highest level to the children, including keeping them safe and ensuring that their needs are met.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    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

    Hucclecote Playgroup offer a day-nursery provision running from 09:00-15:00, Monday-Friday and are a Term Time Only setting The successful candidate would be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week – weekly shift patterns to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting the deputy and play leader
  • Work towards being a key person and have a small group of children allocated
  • Responsible for all aspects of personal care, including nappy changing,  toileting, helping at snack and mealtimes
  • Organising activities and setting up the day
  • Undertake all aspects of housekeeping 
  • Supporting the children with learning and play
  • Assisting with learning journals

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Childcare qualification
  • Paediatric first aid qualification
  • All training will be carried out through the setting where you will be assigned an Assesor who will visit you at the nursery

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to gain permanent employment within the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or Functional skills L2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or Functional skills L2) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Level 2) Essential

About the employer

Hucclecote Playgroup is a registered childcare facility that offers sessional care for children between the ages of 2 1/2 – 5 years. They are a registered charity run by a committee of parents on a voluntary basis and staffed by a qualified and experienced playgroup leader with assistants. Hucclecote Playgroup is committed to the health, safety and development of the children and its staff, to delivering exceptional levels of child care and learning and to ensure the future of the playgroup.








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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




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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jun 2024