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Apprenticeship Vacancies



Childcare Apprentice Level 2 NVQ





The Spotty Zebra Day Nursery provides high quality care and early learning for all children aged from birth to when they start school.

Our building is light, spacious and airy. The ground floor comprises of a separate dining area offering nutritionally freshly cooked meals in a restaurant-style setting that encourages fellowship and conversation together at meal times. There are also 3 large rooms which are designed to cultivate children’s inquisitive minds and encourage children to explore, investigate and create a lifelong enjoyment for learning. Each room has its own open door access into a spacious garden where children are able to get creative in our outdoor kitchen.

The first floor is for our youngest children where staff are specifically trained to support and nurture our young babies. We continue training in baby sign, sing & sign, tummy time, tuning into babies and are always looking for new ways to give our babies an even better, more stimulating experience.

Children are at the heart of everything that happens as we believe children will thrive in an environment that is happy, where they are able to feel safe and secure, and feel they are valued and respected. Our caring atmosphere and key person system supports children to build a solid foundation of confidence and self-esteem.

Our primary aim is to create a relaxed, caring environment where experienced staff nurture children’s learning and inspire children to create positive attitudes, good relationships, manners and effective social skills.

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 24 classroom-based days

Proposed Start Date



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