St David's Hill Playgroup

St David's Hill Playgroup


Exeter and Surrounding areas

Childcare Apprentice
Published: Jan 22, 2020
Ref: SD824LC

St David’s Hill Playgroup are looking to recruit a Level 2 Childcare Apprentice.

The Apprentice’s Role:

The successful apprentice will be ensuring the children’s emotional and development needs are met. You will be involved in a variety of tasks such as helping to organise play, projects and games and exercise. Along with this, you will be assisting with art and craft activities, helping with snack time and cleaning duties.
You will need to take into consideration the individual needs of the children’s respecting race, religion and culture and also have an awareness of social needs and be sympathetic to emotional needs. As a child care apprentice, you will be expected to play an active part in the development of the children in your care. You will support all abilities, helping every child reach their potential in all areas of learning – socially, intellectual, physical and emotional. You will adhere to all the policies and procedures of the group.

Working Hours:

35 hours- Over 5 days for 38 weeks of the year.


£4.15 per hour, which will be £145.25 per week based on 35 hours.


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

Contact Details:

If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332442.

St David's Hill Play Group welcome children aged 2 to 5 years from all areas and have strong links with the local community and St David’s Primary School. They are open 43 weeks of the year.
Established for over 54 years, St David's provide a happy, caring and stable environment for children to learn through play, with fully trained staff.
Our Mission Statement
"Our mission is to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment. To enhance the development and education of the children under statutory school age by encouraging parents to understand and provide for the needs of their children through a community group".

Once having completed your apprenticeship, the nursery may consider supporting progression to an additional qualification for the right candidate.

Skills Required:

You must have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with children, parents and colleagues on a daily basis. You will need to be enthusiastic, energetic and able to work in a flexible way. Listen actively to children and respond with warmth and empathy. Along with this, you must understand the importance of confidentiality.

Personal Qualities:

You must be patient, reliable and hardworking. Team work is essential as you will become a member of a small, but dedicated team of professionals.

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