Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare

Children and Young People Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare

Employer: Willow Child Care

Address: Litchaton Way, Woodford, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 4RR

  • We are looking for a positive and motivated individual to join the team at Willow Child Care as a Level 2 Apprentice.

    Willow Childcare Centre is seeking an apprentice who is committed to developing a long term career in child care to join their nursery team and aid the development of the children in their care.

    Daily activities include but are not limited to:

    • Ensure the safety of the children
    • Help to prepare and fully set out playrooms and outside areas and tidy after
    • Help plan, provide and take part in all the children’s activities
    • Listen to, encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the safe keeping of the children
    • Administer to all needs and requirements of the children
    • Attend staff meetings and help prepare curriculum
    • Encourage parental involvement
    • Administer first aid as required in accordance with agreed policies and procedures
    • Assist with routine administration and record keeping including children’s observations, assessments and developmental progress reports
    • Advise manager of any matters requiring attention such as concerns about a child, or equipment needing repair or replacement
    • Keep all information confidential regarding all aspects of the practice

    Working Hours:

    • Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (including a paid 30-minute lunch break each day).
    • 8 hours a day on a rotation between 8am – 6pm

    Hourly Rate:

    • National Minimum Wage for age.

    Employer Description - Willow Child Care

    At Willow Childcare, children, parents and carers, staff and trustees work together to create an environment which is challenging, stimulating, creative and enjoyable, where all are encouraged and supported to become independent and lifelong learners and where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

    They recognise that the service they provide is only as good as the staff they employ. They value their staff and many of the team has been working at the centre for several years, providing a friendly family atmosphere.

    Person Specification

    Skills Required:

    • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative
    • Ability to develop excellent early years practice through training and experience
    • Ability to maintain confidentially
    • A good communicator

    Personal Qualities:
    The practice is looking for an apprentice who is committed to developing a long term career in child care. They must have a positive and motivated attitude when working with the children and apprenticeship framework. They will work as part of a close team who welcome trainees with open arms. In return the practice will work alongside GHQ Training to develop key childcare skills and endeavor to progress further training as and when required.

    Qualifications Required:

    • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) is desired along with a good knowledge of ICT. Functional Skills in these areas can be completed if required.

    Future Prospects:

    Progression onto a level 3 qualification or long term career in childcare.

    Additional Information

    • The centre is open between 7.30 am to 6.00 pm. Closed on Bank Holidays and period between Christmas and New Year.
    • Staff uniform provided.

    Interested? Apply today via the 'Apply Now' tab at the top of this page! Or alternatively contact our friendly Recruitment Team on 01752 218086 to register your interest in the role.

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