Childcare Pre Apprenticeship Placement

Woodend Private Day Nursery
August 20, 2020
Repton, Derby
Job Type


What is a Pre Apprenticeship Placement?

Childcare is a highly popular sector and securing an apprenticeship or entry level role can be challenging. A Pre Apprenticeship programme ensures you have the knowledge and qualifications that employers in the sector are looking for. As part of the programme you will be matched with a local Childcare provider who will offer you a valuable Pre Apprenticeship Placement for a number of weeks. 

If you like the sound of the employer below, you can apply to be matched to this Pre Apprenticeship Placement. 

About Employer:

We are a small family owned children’s day nursery, established since 1995 and located in the rural village of Repton, Derbyshire. The nursery enjoys the benefits of bright airy rooms, a large outdoor garden offering a huge variety of exciting resources for the children to explore and discover. The staff at Woodend pride themselves in being caring and nurturing, creating a warm and safe environment for children aged from 0-8 years old.

Vacancy Description:

We are looking for individuals who can work with and support children within a nursery setting. As well as being able to strive to build and maintain strong associations with parents/carers. You will gain great work experience within a childcare setting and gain a Level 1 in Working with children,   E3/L1 Digital Skills Qualification (to be confirmed 16-18),  E3 Employability and  Function skills in Maths & English if required

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Helping to set up activities for the children
  • Supporting children to engage in activities and participate with others
  • Supporting children at meal times and assisting with eating and drinking
  • Getting involved in creative and messy play with the children
  • Helping children to read, sing, count and join in with imaginative play
  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times
  • Helping to plan activities and games
  • Carrying out observations with qualified staff
  • Learning how to communicate with parents and guardians
  • Tidying away after an activity is finished
  • Making sure children feel safe, loved, happy and content
  • Any other duties as requested by your Manager

Skills Required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate on a variety of levels; between parents, children and colleagues
  • Awareness of safeguarding
  • Willingness to learn
  • Creative

Personal Qualities:

  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Team Player
  • Willing to learn
  • Friendly
  • Genuine desire to work in the children sector

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

No experience or qualifications are needed for this placement.

Training and Qualifications Delivered:

  • Level 1 Working With Children
  • Entry 3 or Level 1 Digital Skills Qualification (to be confirmed 16-18)
  • Entry 3 Employability
  • Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English (If required)
  • Level 1 or 2 Functions Skills Maths (If required)

Working Week and Duration on Placement:

You will attend your placement 2 days a week for approximately 9 weeks.

Future Prospects:
A Pre Apprenticeship could lead to wider possibilities and even a full time apprenticeship course alongside a long term position within the sector.

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