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Childcare Job vacancy

I would like to find another French speaking Childcare assistant to help me when more than 3 children under the age of 5 are in my care and my Assistant is unavailable. 

The Happy Frogs are offering the free childcare entitlement and are getting busier and busier. The position may suit a person who is thinking about becoming a Childminder or someone who just want to practice her French few hours per week.

The Happy Frogs has a clear mission statement to provide quality care and education in a stable, caring environment. Giving children a unique opportunity to learn French and its culture, whilst meeting the demands of the Early Years Foundation Stage, striving for high Standards and progress in their learning.

As we are only a small setting, the assistant will be required to assist with daily care, planning activities, as well as helping with cooking and cleaning. You will need to assist me to complete daily diaries and EYFS observations.


Vacancy Details


Vacancy Title

Childcare Apprentice    (Framework title : Level 2 Qualification Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce)

Employer Name

Les Happy Frogs Bi-Lingual Childcare

Employer Address

8 Lynton Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire,HG1 4TE

Contact Name



First Name



Diligent Parker


Business Owner


07968 744719

Email Address

Full vacancy  description

Marie is an experienced French Childminder who has 14 years experience of working as a professional Childminder and French Tutor. She provides comprehensive care for all children from babies to children aged 9 and more.

She values the importance of a healthy lifestyle and gives quality  home-made meals. She provides fun, stimulating  activities within her home and to go on trips and days out as well as opportunities to learn French.  

She follows the Early Years Foundation Stage for children aged 0 – 5 years, and provides 15 hours free education from the age of 2 and work in partnership with St Robert RC schools to provide support with extracurricular activities.

She is looking for an enthusiastic and committed apprentice who is looking to start a Level 2 Qualification Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

As we are only a small setting the roles and responsibilities include:

  • To care for the children aged from 0 to 9 years
  • To liaise with parents and other carrers– sharing information to benefit the child’s development
  • To be a good role model to children
  • Help to maintain bright, stimulating, clean rooms to enable the children to develop and learn as well as helping with cooking and cleaning.
  • To assist in completing daily diaries and EYFS observations, planning activities.

Expected duration of framework

12/18 months

Number of positions


Weekly Wage

From £4 per hour depending on age, experience and level of French (the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18, and those aged over 19 who are in the first year of their Apprenticeship, is set at £3.30 per hour. The NMW applies to time working and time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age categories above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

Time over 30 hours count as overtime @  £8 per hour depending on age, experience and level of French. Lunch can be provided free of charge.

Working Week
- 30 hours

7.5 hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday with 1 hour for a lunch break (unpaid)

Future prospects description

A permanent full time role with Les Happy Frogs or help to set-up as Co-Childminder working together from my house as business partners.

Contact name (College use)

Hull College Group – 01482 313470

To apply for the vacancies please visit the National Apprenticeships Service (NAS) website –

All instructions on how to apply are detailed on the NAS website


About the Candidate

Skills required

Reliable, honest, hardworking, adaptable, cheerful, empathy with young children.  Sensitive to children’s/parent’s needs.  Articulate, personable, good time keeping and professional manner.  Good level of literacy, numeracy and French would be beneficial.



Key Dates

Closing date

Interview start date

Possible start date

Monday 5th September 2016


The Happy Frogs – Bi-lingual Childminder  

Job Title:

Cover Bi-lingual Assistant Childminder 


All childcare duties of assisting registered childminder to look after the children few hours per week and for cover of other Assistant when necessary. 


Previous experience with looking after children in a professional environment desirable.

Introductory training in home-based childcare or other qualification in Childcare desirable.

Knowledge of French is highly desirable but doesn't have to be perfect

Position will be subject to satisfactory references. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS check and Ofsted registration will need to be processed before position can start.

Disclosure expense to be met by the applicant.

Salary Details:

To be agreed depending on qualification and experience.  Minimum £8per hour more when you complete (or have) DBS and trainings like paediatric first aid ... (plus si vous parlez bien français) 


Ideally the hours would be at time when I have more than 3 under 5 years old and the Assistant you replace is away. 
 9:30 – 16:30

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9:30 – 14:30
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 12:30 – 14:30
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Closing Date:

As soon as possible


Marie Parker


07968 744 719


8 Lynton Gardens