Child Care Apprenticeship. First Steps Private Day Nursery

First Steps Day Nursery are looking for a candidate to join their child care team to complete a qualification with them.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    37.5 hours Mon-Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months.

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Help staff with both long and short range of activities
  • Assist in play and stimulating games to play with children
  • Record all accidents accurately
  • Maintain daily and open communication with parents
  • Cleaning duties essential
  • All forms and documents completed
  • Security adhered to and safeguarding policies and procedures adhered
  • Arrange room environment to suit needs of activity
  • Health and safety at all times within the nursery
  • Equipment kept clean and tidy
  • Closing down procedures followed
  • Notice boards kept up to date
  • Hand over to other staff members
  • Varied play time from quiet reading to playing in the garden
  • Working to curriculum as agreed with Centre Manager
  • Recording accidents/incidents on the forms provided
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team
  • Participate in the training programme of a wide variety of students (i.e, placements and volunteers) by giving guidance and support.
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand, and when necessary follow, Child Protection Procedures. 
  • Ensure the nutritional needs of the children are met and Food Safety Regulations are complied with. 
  • Comply with the statutory framework for the EYFS and relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989 and 2004.
  • To understand that as part of training you will required to move to other parts of the nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To contribute to a high standard of care for children placed within the nursery
  • Give support to the other individuals within the nursery setting
  • Caring
  • Communicate using different methods
  • Listening skills
  • Patient
  • Caring
  • Supportive
  • Understand childrens needs
  • Willing
  • Can do attitude
  • Diplomatic

Personal qualities

  • Caring and compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Good sense of humour
  • Team player

Qualifications required

  • English and Maths GCSE’s Grade C above or equivalent desired

Future prospects

The Nursery promotes from within. Further qualifications will be required pending successful achievement of initial qualification.

Things to consider

  • Is this the career path you wish to do?
  • DBS is required for this job role.

About the employer

First Steps Nursery opened in 2002 and is situated in purpose built premises in the Lowton area of Warrington, Cheshire. Our aim is to provide a happy, stimulating and safe environment where all children can develop to their full potential. We believe that what is learned in early childhood is the foundation for a child’s journey through life. Each stage of development and learning is valued and respected in its own right. We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.


First Steps Private Day Nursery


Kirkham Road



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Training provider

Training to be provided by First Steps Day Nursery and Interserve Learning and Employment. Level 2 Children and Young Peoples Service.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


Ron Goodman

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017