13/09/2018 Paragon Skills Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2JA

Childcare Apprenticeship VAC091091154

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent
  • Salary: 6.240
  • Level: 2
  • Reference: VAC091091154
Childcare Apprenticeship

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Blue Skies Nursery in Stoke-on-Trent are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing and aspiring individual looking to start their career within the world of childcare. Join this warm and welcoming nursery today and learn the skills to start your career.

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


Apprenticeship summary
Weekly wage

Working week
Monday to Friday 30 Hours Per Week

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration
12 months

Possible start date
12 Oct 2018

Apprenticeship level
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

1 available

Working with Paragon Skills and Blue Skies Day Nursery, you will work together to gain your Level 2 qualification in Childcare.


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

Day to day support of the children
Moving around various rooms within the nursery to work with different age groups
Looking after children between 6 weeks – 4 years
Supporting at play times and meal times
General support and tidying around the nursery
Planning age appropriate activities for the children to promote independence and educational development
The working week is Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm. There could be potential to undertake more hours, which can be discussed.

Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
Good Numeracy and Literacy skills
Able to interact with children
Good time keeping
Personal qualities
Outgoing Personality
Positive Attitude
Highly Motivated
Keen to Learn
Desired qualifications
Good English and math GCSEs or equivalent are preferred for this position and some previous experience with children would be advantageous for your application.

Future prospects
There could be the potential to develop within the nursery and complete your Level 3 childcare apprenticeship after your Level 2. The nursery hope to offer full time employment after the apprenticeships are completed.

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
We believe children develop and progress best in an environment in which they feel cared for and secure much like a caring ‘home from home’ environment. For that reason, we are ensuring we keep that homely feel. We also feel it is important that each room layout will encourage children’s natural in-built curiosity and desire to explore. Our vision is to create a caring atmosphere where children feel liberated and inspired to learn and make friends.

Blue Skies Nursery

184 Crewe Rd



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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