Apprentice Nursery Practitioner VAC001357850
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Are you looking to build your career in Childcare?! Here at Applegarth Day Nursery we are looking to recruit an apprentice to join our team. If you think this could be you. Apply now!
Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed by Applegarth Day Nursery)
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
12 Apr 2018
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
The main duty within this role is to promote the physical, social and emotional development of each child within your remit and contribute towards their care and supervision.
Roles and responsibilities include:
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
Communicate 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
Caring for children
Requirements and prospects
Experience with children (although not crucial)
Passionate about working with children
Ability to empathise
Ability to stay professional at all times
Ability to stay calm in all situations.
Willing to learn
A – D GCSE’s in Maths and English or equivalent would be advantageous.
The successful candidate may be offered the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 EYE upon completion of the Intermediate CYPW qualification with Interserve Learning and Employment.
Things to consider
DBS will be paid by the employer, then will be paid back by the apprentice. 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
Applegarth Day Nursery is a modern, open plan, funky state of the art building with 2 floors. All ages have their own designated areas. Applegarth Day Nursery was the first nursery in the East Midlands to have a webcam system installed. There are cameras in all areas of the nursery which you can log onto and watch your child securely with your own username and password. We have a dedicated senior management team, including a qualified teacher with Early Years Professional Status, that work closely to ensure the best for all of our staff and children. All of our staff are DBS checked and have a rigorous induction into our nursery policies and procedures. We pride ourselves in developing our staff team who are highly motivated and committed to the children in their care. All children are assigned a key person to whom they feel safe and secure with to allow them to be happy in their environment. All children in our Baby Unit and Movers and Shakers have a communication diary with all information from their day with us, including meals, milk, toileting and activities. All of our children in our pre-school have home-school diaries with information about what we have been learning about, ideas you can do at home and what you have been learning about at home. We provide the 15 hours government funding sessions for 3-5 year olds and we are registered for 2 year old funding places. We provide wrap around care for hours outside of this funding.
Applegarth Day Nursery
Off Waterloo Road
Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Applegarth Day Nursery 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 an:
Intermediate Children and Young Peoples Workforce apprenticeship programme delivered through Applegarth Day Nursery’s dedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment.
ESG (SKILLS) LIMITED
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment
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