Apprentice Nursery Assistant CASTLE STARS EDUCATIONAL DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Located two minutes' walk from Malden Manor train Station, KT3, Castle Stars Nursery is looking for an apprentice nursery assistant to join them to study Level 2 Childcare.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Up to 40 hours, Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 6.30 pm, shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001208708

  • Positions

    1 available

A lovely Day Nursery based on the outskirts of Surbiton and Kingston is looking for an Apprentice Nursery nurse to join their friendly, hardworking and caring team.

You will get the chance to complete activities with children such as messy play and circle time, complete daily written observations of the children and produce developmental records for them.

You’ll also contribute ideas to planning, set up activities throughout the day, and talk to parents and other members of staff. This is a great opportunity for someone who really cares about children and wants to start a rewarding career in childcare.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ideal applicant will have experience working in a childcare setting.
  • A good level of written and spoken English, and good communication skills are essential.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Committed 
  • Passionate about working with children 

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) English and Maths grades A-C preferred.

Future prospects

On completion of the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce, you may be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma (EYE). This is the next stage in your childcare career, and would enable you to be counted in ratio, which you will learn more about during your Level 2.

Things to consider

Please read carefully. You’ll meet with a Smart Training advisor in person as part of your application process, and to help you with your career development. No applications for this vacancy will be considered without meeting first us first. Initial English, maths and ICT assessments tests will be carried out, as part of the registration process to make sure we know what level you’re currently working towards, and what tuition you’ll need. A DBS check will be required which we or the nursery will help with. Employer interviews will be carried out before the vacancy closing date, and a start date arranged as soon as possible if you are the successful candidate. This role requires you to be on your feet working with children for most of your day. You’ll speak to speak to parents and other staff, fill in paperwork on a daily basis and will be required to take children out of the setting when necessary.

About the employer

Castle Star Nursery was started by Michelle, because of her passion about providing children a safe, secure and welcoming environment to play and learn in. Our staff are highly qualified and committed to providing children with the care and attention that they deserve. We know how special children are, which is why we strive to make them feel happy and confident at all times. We really want children to enjoy their time with us and have fun while being the best they can be academically; we promote good relationships including plenty of hugs when needed! We encourage the children to form healthy and stable relationships amongst themselves and with the teachers as well.

Employer

CASTLE STARS EDUCATIONAL DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Address

109A Manor Drive North

New Malden

KT3 5PD

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Training provider

Once employed, Smart Training will offer you the best possible training experience to help you become a qualified member of staff. You’ll study for your Level 2 Certificate with one of our knowledgeable, helpful tutors. You’ll attend a friendly, local study group once a month on a Saturday and will also have an apprenticeship expert called a Progress Manager to help you to plan your work, give you feedback and give you a chance to have your say.

Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be awarded a Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce, Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in Maths, English and ICT and you’ll also receive a certificate in Employment, Rights and Responsibilities. These are nationally-recognised qualifications which are sought by many employers.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Smart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training

Contact

Jane Minney


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Closing date: 07 Oct 2017