Apprentice Playworker St Margarets Lee C Of E Primary School

Working with children aged 4 – 11 years on day to day basis. Assisting staff in all aspects of their care, ensuring children remain safe, happy and stimulated. Ability to work as part of a team and help where needed including clearing room and equipment.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Monday to Friday 30 hours 7.30am to 9am & 3pm to 6

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

  • Supporting children at meal times,
  • Organising and planning activities,
  • Keeping children safe,
  • Be flexible and professional at all times.
  • Setting up activities 
  • Helping to tidying away toys at the end of the day.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Effective communication,
  • Team player,
  • Inter personal abilities,
  • Diversity sensitivity
  • Able to work on own initiative

Personal qualities


  • Enjoy working with children,
  • Friendly,
  • Adaptable,
  • Flexible,
  • Energetic,
  • Reliable
  • Good time keeper

Qualifications required

Level 2 in childcare or working towards a level 2, First Aid and Safeguarding certificate

Future prospects

May lead into Full time employment.

About the employer

We are starting an out of school care from September 2016 for children age 4 to 11 years at a local school. We are looking for hard working individuals who can support us and our children.  Monday to Friday and in the school holidays.

Hours are 7.30am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm and school holidays which will be a full day starting from next year. Times tbc.


St Margarets Lee C Of E Primary School


Lee Church Street


SE13 5SG

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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in childcare, playwork, supporting teaching and learning and Business administration.

Our online teaching and learning platform, the Laser, provides all your learning materials, and e-portfolio and also acts as a communication system between you and your assessor. The Laser is user-friendly, easy to navigate and has won awards for its innovation. It means learners no longer need to take time out to go to college but can get an even better learning experience by combining the best of online learning with workplace experience.

The Laser provides learning resources in the forms of filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and reading.
You will be assigned to an assessor for the duration of your course. Your assessor will guide you, set your work, mark all your work and help you with anything you need. At the end of your training you will achieve a diploma in Early Years that is a recognised qualification in the childcare sector.

As part of your training you will cover ERR unit, Technical certificate and functional skills in Maths English and ICT. You will gain a childcare qualification at either level 2 or 3.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Sarah Harden 01753 313460

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: 30 Sep 2017