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Apprenticeship Vacancies



Childcare Apprentice Level 2 NVQ





Our priority, always, is our children’s wellbeing, care and development. We achieve this with extremely high staff retention and a trust that we have built with our children, parents, suppliers and partners with whom we work.

That trust is built on the reputation we have for extremely high standards in everything we do and we are constantly looking for ways to improve the service we offer. Whether you’re an existing parent, a parent-to-be or a commercial partner, we’d love to hear from you. We have many assets that set us apart from others, but we believe that the following areas are key to our success.

We encourage baby signing as a way of interacting with our youngest children. Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech. We will encourage your baby with extra signs like ‘milk’, ‘more’, ‘change nappy’ or ‘tired’, all of which will help you and your baby communicate!

Whilst many nurseries follow the EYFS during term-time, our programme of learning extends throughout the year. This gives continuity and allows the children to constantly develop and achieve new goals.

Our staff are key to our ongoing success. Their energy, enthusiasm, dedication, passion and huge sense of fun make us what we are and gives our children the very best care possible.

Our carers are responsible for caring for and developing your child, not to carry out daily maintenance – we leave this to our dedicated housekeeping staff.

In order to maintain our high standards of care we engage with outside practitioners for advice on all areas of our business so that we can be objective and constantly review how we do things – there’s always room to improve, no matter how small. A reflective practice ensures that we are continually improving the quality of care and education we provide to encourage every child to reach their potential at their pace.

We take great pride in our facilities and every care is taken to ensure that our equipment, toys, furnishings and learning materials are maintained to the highest standards. Housekeeping plays a huge role in our day to day tasks and is carried out by dedicated staff, not your child’s carers.

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

Proposed Start Date

24th April 2019


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