Level 2 Childcare Apprentice
Published: Sep 15, 2021
Braeside @ Sunflowers is looking for a bubbly and enthusiastic childcare apprentice to join their fantastic team in Paignton and complete their level 2 apprenticeship.
The Apprentices Role
You will work closely with children aged 0-5 years old to deliver high quality care and education.
As part of your role, you may become a key person and document and develop young children’s learning. The successful apprentice will work to offer a rich learning environment and deliver our quality curriculum guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage.
You will also carry out duties such as helping to organise playtime activities, and assisting in projects for games and craft sessions, this will be a good opportunity to get to know the children and create a bond between each individual.
The successful candidate will be supervised throughout their apprenticeship by a fully trained member of staff, who will assist them in all aspects of their role for this position.
Working Hours: You will be required to work 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, totalling 40 hours per week.
Wages: £172.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
They are a well-established nursery offering care and education to children aged 0-5 years. They operate four separate units and have a large outdoor space. Their ethos is to nurture, cherish and develop every child to reach their full potential.
They have had apprentices in the past and are looking forward to employing a brand new member of their team.
Through having completed your level 2 you will have gained the skills in childcare that you can use to maximise your future career.
You will also have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level, in order to gain additional skills and knowledge, with the aim of full time employment in your chosen career.
The employer also offers a range of in-house training programmes and progress routes within your role.
The ideal candidate will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults. You must have the ability to follow procedures from given instructions.
The successful candidate must possess some ICT/technology skills as this will be part of your role.
You will need to be caring, trustworthy and confident in everything you do. You will need to be enthusiastic, bubbly and creative with a genuine passion for working with young people.
Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades 9-2 (A*-E) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.
The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:
Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
Level 3 Childcare Apprentice
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!