Early Years Apprentice
Early Years Apprentice VAC91062525
Cupcakes Nursery are looking for full time apprentices to join their friendly and professional team. If you enjoy working with children, would like to earn a wage and to begin a career in Childcare, this could be the opportunity for you.
This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer’s website.
Monday to Friday 40 Hours Per Week, Shifts TBC.
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
13 Aug 2018
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
As a Level 2/3 Apprentice (Will consider apprentices wishing to do either a L2 or a L3), you will be expected to support and assist other members of the team in the completion of their duties. Your day to day duties will include, but are not limited to:
Playing with the children
Offering activity ideas
Washing and clearing up after the children
Being part of a team
Learning how to foster good relationships with other staff
Children and parents
Taking part in parent’s evenings.
It will be a one to one interview, there is an application form we (the nursery) will need completed before the interview, and if the interview is successful, there will be a day trial before any apprenticeship offer.
Initially apprentice wage, after a six week induction and three month probation this will be assessed and most likely increased to approx £4.50/£5 per hour
Working hours will depend on room and capability- Shifts Monday to Friday – most likely 8am-5pm, but could be 7.30am-4.30pm or 8.30am-5.30pm or 9am-6pm or Four days a week 7.15am-6.15pm
APPLY – via GetMyFirstJob, please upload your CV to your profile
ASSESSMENT – we will ask you to complete some short online assessments
EMPLOYER – your application and CV will be sent to the employer for consideration
INTERVIEW – if you are selected for interview we will contact you to arrange a time and date.
Requirements and prospects
Ability to interact with the children
Professional and positive attitude towards work and staff
Be able to work as part of a team
Friendly, approachable with some experience in working within a nursery setting or children
Ideally if you are applying for a level 3, you would have more experience and knowledge of EYFS framework
There are no qualifications required as full training is given throughout the apprenticeship.
Further training if wanted and a full time job on a proper wage with possible career progression
Things to consider
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. 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 and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
About the employer
At Cupcakes we provide a stimulating, warm, safe and caring environment in which children learn and grow as individuals. We encourage the development of individual personalities through a varied Early Years Curriculum offering both structured and free play activities. At Cupcakes we believe creating the perfect environment will encourage children to flourish and become independent learners. Our highly experienced staff are committed to providing an excellent quality of care for children aged 6 months to 5 years. We aim to provide a multicultural environment in which children learn many wonderful aspects of our diverse community including religion, race and culture. We are a small private day nursery which has been in operation for 11yrs.
Cupcakes Nurseries Ltd
1 Friern Park
We have the ENERGY & EXPERIENCE to give you the EDGE in kick starting your career. Our Personal Tutors will deliver outstanding teaching and learning to help ENERGISE you to complete your apprenticeship training and leave you confident to EXECUTE tasks to the highest standard.
With this apprenticeship you will complete the following qualifications:
Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Children and Young Persons Workforce
Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
All training will be delivered in the work place with no requirement for day release to college. You will be mentored by experienced members of staff while developing your skills to a nationally recognised industry standard.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry
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