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Apprenticeship Vacancies



Childcare Apprentice Level 2 NVQ





We stand out because of our outstanding team here at Moonstone. We’ve been based in Erdington for five years and are proud that, during this time, we have had a less than 1% turnover.

We love working together and that creates a HAPPY ENVIRONMENT for the children in our care.

We are privileged to be based in ‘The White House’, one of the few Grade II listed buildings in Erdington. Its an amazingly large house with seven huge rooms and a beautiful outdoor area. Due to the layout of the building, we are able to create a home from home feeling so children settle quickly, and families feel comfortable and welcomed.

We are always looking at ways to improve to ensure children reach their full potential here by consulting the children, staff and parents. We plan our learning experiences around stories mainly because we value the impact of high quality language in children’s development. We also acknowledge this as an easy way for parents to share in what their children are learning at nursery.

It is awesome to hear the buzz from all the children and staff through the month as the stories develop and evolve.

Duties Include

  • The main responsibilities of this job role will include:
  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision.
  • To provide an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun.
  • To assist the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements.
  • To be a team player
  • Provide challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • Undertake First Aid training as required
  • Undertake training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required
  • Ensure 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
  • Be 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

16th March 2020


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