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Child Care Apprentice

Welsh Government
Cyngor Gwynedd Safle Ysgol, Maesincla, LL55 1DF
National minimum wage
Closing date
7 Jul 2022
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About the apprenticeship


To contribute to the planning and implementation of appropriate programmes of activity for the children in collaboration with the Nursery Manager, Nursery leaders and other staff, including students. All programmes of activity are to be delivered through the medium of Welsh.

To assist the Nursery leader in the delivery of a high standard of care, ensuring that the children's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative and developmental needs are met.

To have a full understanding of the Nursery's system of record-keeping and to contribute to the observation and recording of individual children's development using the key worker system.

To work alongside the manager and team of staff to ensure the provision of a range of stimulating equipment, activities and displays, both indoors and out, relevant to the ages and needs of the children.

To ensure that the areas of play, whether indoors or out, are safe, happy and caring environments which encourage the children to play freely.

Additional information

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and with a range of experiences, ages, achievements and in some cases, candidates who have already completed qualifications
(which can count towards loading in the apprenticeship).



Show the appropriate behaviour and attitude
Show commitment to work or project
Working as part of a team
Communicating with confidence
Commitment to learning
Understand what is required to work for the council


Qualified to at least level 2 meeting the following requirements:
• 4 GCSEs grade D or above
• Corresponding Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC First Level 2 Diploma)

For your information, any combination of qualifications with an equivalent grade will be acceptable.


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Children's care, learning and development Aapprenticeships (Level 3)

About the employer

Cyngor Gwynedd Safle Ysgol, Maesincla,

LL55 1DF

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The recruitment centre will run over a day on 17/07/22. The centre will be a combination of tasks and questions The centre will be run in Plas Pawb nursery


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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