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Apprenticeship Vacancies



Childcare Apprentice Level 2 NVQ





At My First Friends Day Nursery & Pre-School, you’ll find we’ve developed our own unique qualities that make a nursery a special and fun place to be. There’s colourful displays, decorations and a wide variety of structured activities throughout the day, to ensure your child gains the maximum benefit and enjoyment out of their time here. We encourage the children to be involved in their own learning experiences and planning.

Our aim is to help children build a foundation for life – by developing confidence, good social skills and an inquisitive and enquiring mind. We’ll support your child to foster their innate creativity and ingenuity – and encourage them to interact with their peers and grow in self-assurance - so that by the time they attend school, they are independent and confident individuals.

The nursery itself is purpose-built, with each area within the nursery catering for different activities and specific age groups. We’ve even created soft areas for afternoon naps, and dedicated baby areas for our youngest members. Whatever your child’s stage of development, we can provide for all their needs. From personalised cots and bottles for babies, feeding bowls, cups and cutlery – all you have to worry about is getting your child to nursery! All we ask is that you provide a change of clothes for them.

Duties Include

  • The main responsibilities of this job role will include:
  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • Undertaking First Aid training as required
  • Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required
  • Ensuring that all Health and Hygiene requirements are adhered to at all times
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery, access and attitude in aspects of service delivery and management
  • Working with teams across the Centre
  • Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations
  • Preparing and maintaining the environment and resources for the children
  • Preparation of food for breakfast, snack and afternoon tea
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs
  • Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following safeguarding rules
  • Working within confidentiality guidelines

Weekly Wage

£4.15 per hour

Suitable Age

Suitable for applicants 16 - 18 years

Number of Vacancies


Training Provided

Level 2 NVQ - Your apprenticeship will last for 12 months (depending on the provision in which you are employed). You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship. As you progress through your apprenticeship your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare.

During the Intermediate Apprenticeship in childcare you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities within the role, with the potential to progress on the Advanced Diploma, Level 3 Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.

Expected Duration

12 Months

Skills Required

Applicants should have a desire to develop and enhance their childcare skills whilst working in a supportive nursery setting. This role is ideal for anybody who has a genuine passion for working with children and that is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development. The successful applicant will be a positive role model and enthusiastic individual.

You will need to attend our Training Academy in Birmingham City Centre for 24 days out of your whole apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

Successful applicants will:
- Have grade C/4 or above in English and Maths GCSE, or Functional Skills Level 2
- Be able to attend our training Academy in Birmingham for your classroom-based days

Proposed Start Date

16th March 2020


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