Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
Apprentice Nursery Practitioner VAC001357516
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Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed by the employer)
Total hours per week: 37.50
Possible start date
19 Apr 2018
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
The main role will include:
Looking after the children and helping them with activities
To use your own initiative to plan events to help the children learn
Be able to establish a good relationship with the children
Changing nappies and assisting with personal care of the children
Helping to set up and clear away the children’s toys
Meeting and greeting parents and children at the nursery
Making sure all children are safe and treated equally
Participating in activities with the children eg reading, numeracy, literacy activities
Communicating with parents/families to help to encourage the child
To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
Assisting at snack and mealtimes
The role will vary on a daily basis but you will work as the Nursery apprentice which is a vital support in all running projects. The role will need you to use your initiative and be confident in your duties. The role will also require you to be a bubbly kind and helpful person.
Requirements and prospects
Excellent communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to demonstrate initiative
Good time management skills
Customer service skills
Passion for childcare
A-C GCSE’s in Maths and English or equivalent.
Upon completion of the Intermediate Children and Young People’s you may be offered the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Early years Educator apprenticeship programme with Interserve Learning and Employment.
Things to consider
The successful candidate will be required to complete a full DBS check. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour (£3.70 an hour on April 1st, 2018). This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
About the employer
We think it is very important for children to get outside and explore their environment so we take all of the children outside to play every day, in all weathers. We also have a visiting Biology teacher who delivers Forest sessions to the older children to expand their understanding of nature, usually twice per week. Because of this it is very important that parents send their children in to nursery every day with appropriate clothing that is warm, waterproof and suitable including a waterproof coat, wellies, gloves and hats with thick trousers and tights in winter and a sun hat, long sleeved T shirt, trousers and ‘jellies’ in summer. We usually take the children off the premises for outings once per week. Regular visits are made on foot to Summerfield Park, Edgbaston Reservoir, The Mobile Library, and local shopping trips . The older children will sometimes travel by bus to the City Centre to visit the museum, art gallery, central library and China Town, or occasionally further afield to Dudley Zoo or the Nature Centre. The local trips are usually spur of the moment to make the best of the weather so parents are not always informed beforehand. If you intend to collect your child before 4p.m. please mention this when you drop off in case we go out.
Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Edgbaston Kindergarten will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.
If successful, you will complete a:
Children and Young People’s Workforce apprenticeship programme delivered through Edgbaston Kindergarten’s dedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment
Functional Skills if required
ESG (SKILLS) LIMITED
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment
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