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Apprentice Childminding Assistant

  • Location: Houghton Regis
  • Salary: 7696
  • Level: 2
  • Reference: VAC-36997

Apprentice Childminding Assistant VAC-36997

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Houghton Regis
  • Salary: 7696
  • Level: 2
  • Reference: VAC-36997
Apprentice Childminding Assistant
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To work alongside other staff to create a happy and stimulating atmosphere where children can feel safe and secure and develop to their full potential.

To Provide high quality care and education for children, from 0 years to 5 years, where children will feel safe, in a stimulating environment.

To work in partnership with families, nurseries and pre-schools, to support children’s learning and development.

To provide a warm, caring and enabling environment to which children can reach their full potential.

To ensure the EYFS Framework and development matters are applied to all children within the setting.

To work with and support the local community.

To offer families a service that promotes equality and values diversity.


Observe children’s progress and report on achievements and development, assist in maintaining records of each child’s day to day activities for parents using learning journeys.

Develop positive relationships with parents/carers/guardians

Assist in the supervision of children at play (indoors and outdoors) and at mealtimes.

Assist in the delivery of the EYFS framework.

Assist in the planning and development of inspiring, enabling environments where children initiate play.

Complete daily risk assessments as required and report any risks identified.

Assist in promoting an environment where children value and respect different cultures, religion, language and disability and ensure that toys and equipment used reflect this within the setting.

Ensure Welfare and Safeguarding Children procedures are followed and you know what to do in the event of an allegation being made.

Demonstrate a commitment to understanding how children develop.

Be involved in fundraising events, assist with the promotion of the setting, attend training events and staff meetings and parents evenings when required.

Undertake domestic jobs with the setting, such as preparation of lunch, snacks, cleaning of equipment and play rooms.

Ensure that you understand and follow the settings’ policies and procedures, specifically Childcare, Employee Handbook, Health and Safety and Training.

Be in tune with and meet children’s individual needs at all times.

Ensure every child feels safe and secure and that regular headcounts are completed when moving children around the setting and on outings.

Undertake a shared responsibility for Health, Safety and cleanliness throughout the setting.

Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times, this includes noses, faces, toileting and clothing care.

Assist in the operation of the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the bedding, toileting, nappy changing and food service areas.

Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, e.g. fire procedures, routines for dropping off and collecting children and marking the register.

Ensure the correct following of the medicine policies at all times.

To be responsible for recording all accidents or incidents in the accident book and ensuring the book is signed by parent and carers before child leaves.

To carry out reasonable tasks as requested by Your Manager.

Be willing to undergo training courses as directed by the Manager.

To complete a Paediatric First Aid Course within 2 months.

The duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Location: Houghton Regis

Position Type: Apprenticeship

Sector: Childcare

Working Week : 40 Hours per week

Weekly Wage : £148.00

Application Deadline: 08-08-2018

Possible Start Date : 15-08-2018

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