Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre

Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre

£192.40 per week


Level 2 Childcare Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Ref: GL250822

Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre are looking for a Level 2 Childcare Apprentice to join their friendly team in Plympton.

The Apprentices Role

Be aware of and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person. In addition, you will need to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Support for Children
  • Supervise and support children ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Contribute to learning journeys through observations
  • Establish good relationships with children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Encourage children to interact with others and engage in activities
  • Assist with supervision of children out of session times including before and after sessions, and at lunchtimes
  • Support the Staff Team
  • Prepare the nursery as directed for sessions and clear afterwards and assist with display of pupils work
  • Be aware of children’s progress/achievements/problems and report to other staff members as agreed
  • Support the staff team in managing children’s behaviour, reporting any difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather and report information from/to parents/carers as directed

Working Hours: 7.30am-4.30pm Mon-Friday with one day off to attend college

Wages: £192.40 per week, based on 40 hours per week. £4.81 per hour.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre offers affordable childcare for children aged 3 months to 11 years. They are open 51 weeks of the year from 7.00am-6pm Monday – Friday and offer a variety of sessions to allow flexibility.

The Childcare Centre consists of two huts, linked by a bright glass conservatory style corridor. It stands in the spacious and beautiful grounds of Plympton St Maurice Primary School, overlooked by woods; Plympton Castle and Plympton St Maurice Church are close by.

The successful apprentice who completes their level 2, will have the chance to go on to complete their level 3 with us to become a qualified nursery nurse.

Skills Required

  • Being responsible for supporting the children’s individual learning and carrying out activities
  • Supporting the children during meal times and snack times
  • Communicating with the staff and parents
  • Assisting to the children’s personal care routines
  • Ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to and followed to ensure the safety of the children
  • Supporting staff with observations and planning for the children and sharing these with the parents

Personal Qualities

  • Intuitive and think well on their feet
  • Good team player
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Bubbly and Nurturing
  • Passionate and creative
  • Enjoys being around children
  • Not afraid to get stuck in

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role are desired but not essential. They include GCSE grades 9-2 (A*-E) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard

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.

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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School