Apprentice Nursery Assistant Russell Hill Road Day Nursery

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early years setting. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years gaining experience while you learn.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001221140

  • Positions

    2 available

Parenta have many opportunities available, and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting.

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff.
  • You will be paid an hourly rate.
  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or 3 diploma in Childcare.  

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day- to- day learning and play activities.
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented.
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about caring for children.
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude.
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual.

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.50 from the 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour. Most receive more; a median basic hourly pay rate of £6.31 for Level 2 and 3, and £9.68 for Level 4 and 5 Higher Apprentices.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking.

It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm, and organised.

Personal qualities

Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn.

Qualifications required

No GCSE minimum requirement however if you would like to progress to Level 3 then you will need to have English and Maths A*-C grade or equivalent

Future prospects

Potential to progress onto a Level 3. Once probation is passed employer will offer performance and salary related reviews.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements. For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242. Please do not contact the employer directly. 100% work-based apprenticeship. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): . This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Russell Hill Road Nursery registered in 2012 and is one of two nurseries owned by an individual provider. It operates from a converted detached house in a residential road in Purley. The nursery is open from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday all year round and also offers an overnight service. The nursery is registered on the Early Years Register. The nursery supports children who speak English as an additional language and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The nursery receives funding to provide free early education for children aged two, three and four years.

Employer

Russell Hill Road Day Nursery

Address

39 Russell Hill Road

Purley

CR8 2LD

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Training provider

• Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

PARENTA TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group

Contact

Julie Allen 0800 002 9242


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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017