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Apprenticeship Vacancies



Childcare Apprentice Level 2 NVQ



Sutton Coldfield


A home from home environment where the emphasis is on strengthening family partnerships and achieving the best possible outcomes for children.

Paint Pot Nursery is a member of the National Day Nurseries Association, we are also involved Startwell Birmingham Healthy eating and excerice programme.Lindsey and Sarah are also committee members of the Birmingham PVI (Private,Voluntary and Independent) support committee.

Children's needs and interests are always at the forefront of all that we do!

Children at Paint Pot Nursery are grouped together at similar developmental stages; these stages overlap because every child will develop in different areas at different rates. We use the overlapping phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as the basis for our family groups.
We offer many extra currircular activites both in house and through outside agencies including accredited swimming lessons,dance and drama and music and rhythm.

Our outdoor area is a naturally creative play space where children have the freedom to be what they want to be. We have a mud kitchen, construction site, climbing, swinging and balancing area, a growing patch and a wheeled toys zone, all surrounding a lush lawned area.

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

£3.90 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

1st August 2019


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