Childcare Apprenticeships

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies for Childcare, Playwork and Teaching Assistants are listed below.

To apply click the 'Apply Now' link under the vacancy description.

 

Position:  Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Location:  Woodley, Reading

Code: HCT0045

This is a great opportunity to start your career as a Teaching Assistant.  

Your main responsibilities will include:

Desired skills:  

Personal qualities:  

Future prospects:  There may be the opportunity to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate level if the position arises.  

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.

Hours:  8.45 - 3.15 Monday to Friday (30 hours per week)

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Salary: £102 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Location:  Oxford

Code: HCT0056

This position is for someone who really wants to work in a classroom environment. You must be willing to listen and learn and be very patient with different students in the school itself.  The role will also help the learner build confidence with working with young children and older.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Some teaching assistants will be involved in the above and will be expected to:

Desired skills:  

Personal qualities:  

Future prospects:  There may be the opportunity to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate level.  

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 4.30pm, Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm, 30 minute break each day, 37 hours per week.

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Salary: £166 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Location:  High Wycombe

Code: HCT0024

This is a great opportunity to begin your childcare career in an 'outstanding' nursery, which is operated as part of The House That Jack Built group.

As an apprentice nursery assistant, your main responsibilities will include:

Personal Qualities:  You must be dedicated, patient and hard working. You must also enjoy being around children and be interested in their development.

Future prospects:  There may be the opportunity to move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate level.  

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent.

Hours:  Monday to Saturday - Shifts (40 hours per week)

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £136 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Location:  Marlow

Code: HCT0041

This is a great opportunity to begin your childcare career working with children aged 0-5 years.  You will be building good communication skills with the children and staff to ensure a happy and professional environment whilst developing skills such as preparing activities for children that will assist in their development in the early learning goals.

As an apprentice nursery assistant, your main responsibilities will include:

Desired Skills:  You must be able to work on your own initiative, be ready to learn and improve your skill level.

Personal Qualities:  You must be kind and caring, open and honest, respect others, understand confidentiality, be flexible and eager to update your own personal development.

Future prospects:  Once qualified and successful in achieving ongoing permanent employment, an individual could start by supporting a room senior in a deputy role ensuring a high standard of physical, intellectual, emotional and social care and providing development for all children specific to their next steps.  You would be know as a key carer and would prepare and run activities for groups of children.

Qualifications required:  No formal qualifications are required, however some experience would be an advantage and you must have a desire to work with children. 

Hours:  Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £136 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Location:  High Wycombe

Code: HCT0051

This is an amazing opportunity for an individual to start their career in Childcare.

As an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner your role will involve:

  • Assisting in the smooth running of the nursery.
  • Working as part of a team under the direction of the nursery manager to provide safe, high-quality care and education for the children.
  • Arriving punctually to help set up the nursery, maintain and alter the physical environment (indoors and outside) during the session and tidy away at the end of the session.
  • Helping to provide a high quality teaching and care, delivered in a Montessori way and working within the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Contributing to developing and maintaining balanced and flexible daily routines and long term, medium term and curriculum plans which ensure each child is working towards the EYFS within the Montessori Ethos. 
  • Contributing to developing a safe, warm, inviting, purposeful and stimulating environment including helping to make equipment, prepare displays, maintain notice boards.
  • Working collaboratively, cooperatively and respectfully with all other staff in order to contribute to a happy, positive environment for everyone, acknowledging the manager as your line manager.
  • Using the nursery systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s attainment and progress are effectively and regularly assessed and the information is used to inform, plan and improve practice and provision. This may require work to be done out of hours.
  • Promoting children’s rights, equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Developing a working knowledge of and follow nursery policies and procedures, and to contribute to updating them on a regular basis.
  • Practicing the nursery key worker system.
  • Liaising and work in partnership with parents/carers, both formally and informally, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’/carers’ involvement. To provide written feedback of these meetings.
  • Attending parent information events.
  • Contributing to making the nursery a safe environment for children, staff and others, and to ensure that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high and safety procedures are implemented at all times.
  • Liaising with the Principal, Manager and other professionals as necessary.
  • Taking on one or more areas of responsibility in the nursery depending on previous experience and staff team requirements.
  • Helping support effective transition procedures both within the nursery and between families/carers, other pre-school settings and schools.
  • Attending all staff meetings at which your presence is required.  
  • Undertaking ongoing personal continual professional development including completing all training that forms part of your apprenticeship commitments and attending a minimum of 3 one-day training courses per year; and to ensure core training is updated every 3 years.
  • You will need to have a commitment to equal opportunities and confidentiality. 
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal or Manager in accordance with the nursery’s business plan and objectives.

Personal Qualities:  

Essential Criteria 

  • Ability to communicate well and to record and pass on other information accurately.
  • A high expectation of all children and an ability to foster and enrich children’s play and learning, individually and when children are in groups.
  • A friendly, helpful, caring and flexible approach, showing open-mindedness and patience with children, parents and other staff.
  • Suitability both mentally and physically, to care for children.
  • To be punctual and well presented.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the nursery aims and policies.

Desirable Criteria 

  • Ability to plan and implement the EYFS curriculum and daily plans both indoors and outdoors.
  • Prior experience of interacting with children.
  • Possess good numeracy and literacy skills and to be confident in using information and communication technology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and content of the Early Years Foundation Stage and how to put them into practise.
  • A knowledge of current guidance on health and safety, safeguarding and promoting the well being of children.
  • A current paediatric first aid qualification.

Future prospects:   There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

In order to progress onto Level 3 you will need to either have achieved GCSE grades A* to C in Maths and English or equivalent or be working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  30 hours, Monday to Friday 8.15am - 3.15pm

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £102 per week

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Position:  Nursery Apprentice 

Location:  Wallingford

Code: HCT0025

As a Nursery Apprentice you will assist in the smooth running of the nursery and work as part of a team under the direction of the nursery manager to provide safe, high quality care and education for the children. 

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a warm and welcoming environment for parents and children.
  • Helping the team to provide high quality childcare.
  • Contribute to developing a safe, warm and stimulating environment
  • To ensure the safeguarding of children and have a commitment to equal opportunities and confidentiality
  • help plan activities for the children.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by your supervisor.

Desired skills:  There are no specific skills required although you will be expected to be motivated, enthusiastic and keen to learn and progress within the childcare sector.

Future prospects:   There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:   Mon - Fri. 37.5 hours per week

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £105 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Pre-School Assistant 

Location:  Wargrave

Code: HCT0047

In this role you will work as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the supervisor.  You will provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Your main responsibilities will be:

Desired skills:  You will need to be highly motivated and proactive.

Personal qualities:  You will need to be an excellent team member, friendly and personable to all staff, children and parents.

Future prospects:  There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 3.00, Friday 9.00 - 12.30

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £106.42 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant 

Location:  Ipsden

Code: HCT005

As a nursery assistant you will be working with children from 5 months to 5 years old.  

In this role your daily duties will include:

Desired skills:  You will be expected to have good communication skills and an understanding of play based approaches to children's learning and development. You will also need to have a friendly and flexible approach at work and be able to take initiative with the ability to manage your own work.  

Personal qualities:  You will need to have a certain degree of patience and understanding, be organised and self motivated.

Future prospects:  There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  37.5 hours, Monday to Friday 

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £127.50 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant 

Location:  Reading

Code: HCT0013

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Nursery Assistant for a busy Nursery in Reading.  

In this role your daily duties will include:

Desired skills:  You must have good written and oral skills, be able to communicate well and work within a team.

Personal qualities:  You should be passionate about making a difference to young children's lives.

Future prospects:  There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  35 hours, Monday to Friday 

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £119 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant 

Location:  Reading

Code: HCT0020

In this role your daily duties will include:

Desired skills:  You will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of child development and be able to work with children from a range of cultural backgrounds.

Personal qualities:  You should be a good planner and able to ensure children learn through play.  You will also need to have good communication skills (both written and oral) and be able to undertake further training as required.

Future prospects:  There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  37.5 hours, Monday to Friday 

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Salary: £127.50 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant 

Location:  Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe

Code: HCT0023

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with children from 0 to five years old.  This is a great and supportive nursery in which to begin your childcare career.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Personal qualities:  You must be patient and calm and a very well mannered person as well as responsible.

Future prospects:  There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  40 hours per week, Monday to Saturday 

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Salary: £136.00 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant 

Location:  Henley on Thames

Code: HCT0022

In this role you will implement the daily routine in the children's base room and support the room leader to ensure a high standard of care and learning is being achieved.

Your day to day tasks will include:

Desired skills:  You will be expected to have good communication skills and an understanding of play based approaches to children's learning and development.

Personal qualities:  You will need to have a certain degree of patience and be understanding, organised and self motivated.

Future prospects:  There may be an opportunity to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required:  You will need to have Grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent or working on achieving these grades by the end of your Apprenticeship.

Hours:  40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Salary: £136.00 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Location:  Hazlemere, High Wycombe

Code: HCT0040

This is a great opportunity to begin your childcare career whilst completing your apprenticeship in childcare.

As an apprentice nursery assistant, your main responsibilities will include:

Desired skills: You must be able to work on your own initiative and be ready to learn and improve on your skills level.

Personal Qualities:  You must be dedicated, patient and hard working. You must also enjoy being around children and be interested in their development.

Future prospects:  There may be the opportunity to move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate level.  

Qualifications required:  Having grades A*-C in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent would be an advantage but is not essential.

Hours:  Monday to Friday - Shifts (40 hours per week)

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Salary: £136 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Location:  High Wycombe

Code: HCT0026

This is a great opportunity to begin your childcare career whilst completing your apprenticeship in childcare.  This well established nursery is seeking someone who is motivated, enthusiastic and who has a passion for working with children.  The position will involve working within a team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day to day.  

As an apprentice nursery assistant, your main responsibilities will include:

Personal Qualities:  The successful candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic, pay attention to time keeping, respect confidentiality, be loyal, trustworthy and honest.

Future prospects:  There may be the opportunity to move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate level.  

Qualifications required:  Having grades A*-C in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent would be an advantage but is not essential.

Hours:  Monday to Friday, 40 hours over 4 days per week, 7.45am - 6.00pm

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Salary: £150 per week

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Position:  Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Location:  Oxford

Code: HCT0033

Set in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, yet close to Oxford itself, this 'outstanding' day nursery are looking to recruit an apprentice nursery assistant.  

This position is available for someone who is very keen to work in childcare and has a real interest in looking after babies or children.  It is a very practical role and you must be comfortable to be picking up small children or comforting them.  

Your main responsibilities will include:

Personal Qualities:  

Desired Skills:

Future prospects:  There may be the opportunity to move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Intermediate level.  

Qualifications required:  Grades A*-C in GCSE Maths, English and ICT or equivalent. 

Hours:  Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 6.15pm - 40 hours per week.

Qualification: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Salary: £136 per week

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