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Traineeship in Childcare SMART KIDS DAY NURSERY LTD

A Trainee Nursery Assistant required in the Birmingham area at Smart Kids Nursery.
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Closing date: 12 Dec 2022

Traineeship summary

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 12 months.

You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

This Traineeships Opportunity is unwaged.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate who has a passion for working with children. This opportunity is being advertised on behalf of a well-known childcare provider.

Working with children will require a candidate with good communication skills, a caring nature and someone who is willing to gain valuable work experience to progress into an apprenticeship.


The candidate will complete an unpaid pre-employment training programme which will take between 7 weeks to complete, where you will gain work experience and qualifications in employability. 

This opportunity could lead into a paid Childcare apprenticeship.

You must not have a Level 3 qualification. 

A DBS check may be required. 


  • Learn how to interact with children of various ages 
  • Learn how to use safeguarding techniques at all times 
  • Learn how to help children develop as they play 
  • Take part in Classroom-based activities
  • Timekeeping and completion of all work given

We as a training provider will also support you for up to 6 months after the 7 week course has been completed, should you require additional support. 

Are you eligible?   

  1. Are you currently not in a job? Do you have little or no work experience?
  2. Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4?

Training to be provided

This Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Functional Skills maths and English support for those who require it and a high quality work experience placement.

CV writing, interview techniques, mock interview practice, British Values, employment rights and responsibilities, all whilst naturally working towards improving on your confidence building, team work, English and maths practice, gaining sector based knowledge and Individual project work to give you an insight to the sector you are looking to go into.

  • Working week

    25 hours per week, days and times TBC.

  • Expected duration

    8 weeks

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2022

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

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B5 6DY

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Desired skills and what this will lead to

Desired skills and qualities

  • Highly motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Puncuality 
  • Desire to learn new skills
  • A caring nature
  • Someone willing to gain valuable work experience

What this will lead to

After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate of completion and you will receive an interview for an apprenticeship in Childcare Level 2 or Level 3.

Job opportunity not guaranteed and highly dependent on your commitment to the course. 

This can never be guaranteed and relies heavily on how committed they are and what vacancies are available at the time of completion.

For those who are not successful in gaining employment we offer support for a further 6 months after learners have completed the 7 week course, should they need additional support in finding work.