Childminding Assistant Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Etoile Family Ltd (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £154.50
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC.
12 months (duration)
7 June 2021(start date)
Early Years Practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
31 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An opportunity for a motivated and ambitious individual. Join a childminder setting which is looking to grow and go places.


You will be working within a home setting, to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Daily duties include:

  • Preparing and supervising meals
  • Educating children through play and developing their literacy and numeracy and personal care life skills
  • Preparing fine and gross motor learning opportunities through arts/crafts, messy play, cooking and physical exercise
  • Going on outings
  • Nappy changing, toilet training
  • General cleaning to ensure a safe environment

Future Prospects

Level 2 Apprentices are encouraged to continue to obtain their Level 3 as this will lead to management opportunities in their career development.

  • We are a small business which is keen to grow, the right candidate can take an active role in this development furthering their own career at the same time

Reality Check

  • Full DBS and a paediatric first aid certificate are required for this role

Applicants who do not currently possess these but are confident they will pass the DBS check are welcome to apply, as these qualifications can be arranged.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Empathic: a people person who is an excellent communicator: with both adults and children
  • You need to have a good command of English and French-speaking is desirable, but not essential

Qualities Required

  • Passionate about children
  • Good sense of play
  • Creative and energetic
  • Self-sufficient: someone with a positive attitude, who can take initiative and be relied upon
  • Punctual

Qualifications Required

  • Five GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalents)

Training Provided

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.

On completion of this 12-month apprenticeship you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 Childcare Standard
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