13/09/2018 Paragon Skills Dudley DY3 3EE

Childcare Apprenticeship VAC091090590

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Dudley
  • Salary: 5.772
  • Level: 2
  • Reference: VAC091090590
Childcare Apprenticeship

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Are you looking for your next big challenge to learn and develop with the world of childcare? Happy Hours Nursery are looking for an ambitious and caring individual to join their team. Interested in gaining your Level 2 childcare qualification? Apply Now!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer’s website.


Apprenticeship summary
Weekly wage

Working week
The role is 30 hours a week Monday to Friday (more hours are available if desired) and will be made up of shifts. One day 7.15 – 16.15 and the next 9.00-18.00. The nursery try to alternate these times.

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration
15 months

Possible start date
12 Oct 2018

Apprenticeship level
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

1 available


With your training provided by Paragon Skills and your employment with Happy Hours Day Nursery, you will be working towards competing your Level 2 qualification in Childcare.

Your day to day duties will include, but are not limited to:

Working with members of staff to learn and understand nursery practices and will becoming competent to be able to complete general day to day tasks
Light cleaning duties around the nursery as and when required
Play and interact with children to boost educational and social development
Plan age appropriate activities for the children and assess progress by reporting and carrying out observations
Understand EYFS and be able to put it into practice
Be a positive role model to all children
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
Able to communicate clearly with children, staff and parents
Able to use initiative when leading activities for children
Personal qualities
Positive outlook and friendly approach
Honest, caring and kind nature
Enthusiastic about working with children
Desired qualifications
There are no previous qualifications required for this role, but strong GCSEs or equivalent would be good. Some experience within childcare would be an advantage too.

Future prospects
There could be the potential to undertake further training and qualifications within childcare, and could also be the potential to become a full time member of staff depending on the nursery circumstance.

Things to consider
The Current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The minimum wage rates are £4.20 for under 18’s, £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for 25 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer
Welcoming, friendly open and honest staff and management, flexible and accommodating to help staff develop and grow within chosen career.
Happy Hours Day Nursery

Longfellow Road

Lower Gornal


Training provider
Paragon Skills are one of the leading training providers in the country. We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Personal Tutors will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard. With this apprenticeship you will complete the following qualifications:

Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young Persons Workforce
Functional Skills in Mathematics, English & ICT
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
All training will be delivered in the work place with no requirement for day release to college. You will be mentored by experienced members of staff while developing your skills to a nationally recognised industry standard.


Training provider

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry

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