Child Care Apprentice BAMBINOS LIMITED

Bambinos Childcare Centres have been operating in Plymouth since 1994 and are looking to recruit 2 childcare apprentices to join the team in their Mutley branch. The successful applicants will work with children in a group setting with other staff, help with meals and snacks, assist with the care of the children, report to staff any concerns.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

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

    Monday - Friday between the hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm, shifts to be discussed with employer directly.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be expected to work within the team to ensure the smooth day to day organisation and safety of all children
  • You will help children to understand and demonstrate good health, hygiene and personal habits during mealtimes, rest periods and bathroom use
  • Model excellence whilst you assist in serving snacks and refreshments to children
  • Provide feedback to senior members of staff relating to the children
  • Participate in play activities with the children 

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer
  • You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship
  • As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding
  • Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship
  • The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

About the employer

Bambinos childcare centres have been operating in Plymouth since 1994, they now have sites in Mutley, Plymstock, Woolwell and Tavistock. Each Bambinos site offers superb natural environments both indoors and out, where children learn and thrive. Past Apprentices The nursery has recently employed an apprentice through Skills Group and are now looking for further apprentices to extend their highly professional team.







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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

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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