05/04/2018 Interserve Nottingham NG5 1AP

Childcare Apprenticeship VAC001368119

  • Sector: health social care
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Salary: 7.503
  • Level: 2
  • Reference: VAC001368119
Childcare Apprenticeship

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Are you looking to take your first step into a very rewarding career working with children at Educare Day Nursery? If so, we havethe perfect opportunity for you…APPLY NOW!

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

Working week
Monday – Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

Total hours per week: 39.00

Apprenticeship duration
12 months

Possible start date
12 Apr 2018

Apprenticeship level
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

1 available

Your Duties and responsibilities will involve but not be limited to the following:

Provide opportunities for children to develop individually through play.
Provide opportunities for children to develop socially through play.
Take part in play with children.
Bring play opportunities to an end effectively.
Contribute to positive relationships with children.
Encourage children’s positive behaviour.
Respond positively to children’s unwanted behaviour.
Develop positive relationships with parents and carers.
Provide and plan a play environment which meets children’s needs.
Promote positive images through the play environment.
Maintain children’s safety during play.
Ensure the safety of the play environment.
Respond to injuries and signs of illness.
Follow emergency procedures.
Promote children’s personal safety outside the play environment.
Take part in outings and trips.
Help children to protect themselves from abuse.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
Strong communication skills – the ability to converse with young children, parents and colleagues alike.
Team working skills.
Some experience of childcare would be an advantage.
Good customer service skills
Personal qualities
Team player.
Keen to succeed within their chosen career
Desired qualifications
GCSEs in Maths & English at 4 – 9 grades would be a distinct advantage.
Experience with children would be beneficial (including babysitting).
Future prospects
Upon completion of the Intermediate Children and Young People’s Workforce, there will be the opportunity to progress within the company.

Things to consider
The successful candidate will be required to complete a full DBS Check.
About the employer
We operate a high ratio of staffing to maintain our commitment to provide the highest quality of childcare. Both nurseries have a nursery manager, supported by a deputy manager. A senior nursery practitioner is responsible for each room and is assisted by a team of qualified nursery nurses and assistants. In the pre-school unit of each nursery, a qualified teacher works closely with small groups of children. The teacher also works closely with nursery staff in the pre-school unit in planning and organising activities. Our operational manager supports both nurseries, ensuring that EduCare is providing the best education and care for each child. Staff development is paramount and all nursery assistants are training towards a recognised qualification in childcare. We offer the best training opportunities to our staff so they can provide excellent support in the nursery. We pride ourselves on our staff training and have a high number of first aiders who work within the nursery.

EduCare Day Nursery

16 Pelham Road


Additional location information
At EduCare, each child is seen as an individual, and their needs are unique to them. We dedicate a key person to work in each room of the nursery. This person will build a special warm and caring relationship with both the child and each parent or carer to help ensure that they settle in well at the nursery. The key person will often be the one to provide care to reassure the child. The key person will be there to provide information regarding your child’s development and if you have any concerns or would like to inform us of your child’s development, the key worker will ensure that all nursery staff connected with your child has been informed.
Training provider
Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Educare 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 & Young People’s Workforce apprenticeship programme delivered through Educare’s dedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment.

Training provider

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment

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