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Apprenticeship Vacancies



Childcare Apprentice Level 2 NVQ





Situated in the lovely setting of Howley Grange School, the Kindergarten excels in providing high quality childcare to all students.
We offer a different approach and do our utmost to prepare children for the future ahead by teaching pencil control/mark making, encouraging literacy by looking at books and other printed materials, phonics and even offer French and leaps and bounds sessions led by external teachers to ensure every child has the very best start in education.

The main, very important things that make us special are …..

1 - We are all about caring for children and understanding what makes them tick. We aim to keep them safe, whilst at the same time, educating them, so those important next steps into school and life beyond are made as natural and as easy as can be.

2 - We want to make each day special for our children. Every day with us is different. Children play, sing, dance, paint, read and lots more. They climb and run about outside, but they can also take time out, to rest, to relax and when they feel like it, just simply dream.

3 - Our staff tend to stay with us because we care about them also. The majority of our practitioners are qualified and those who aren’t are heading towards a childcare qualification – we are very choosy about who comes into our Kindergarten, all of our staff are first aid qualified.

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 equivalent), or Functional Skills Level 2
• Be able to attend our training Academy in Birmingham for your 24 classroom-based days

Proposed Start Date

16th March 2020


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