Child Care Apprenticeship Noah's Ark Childcare Centre
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and creative child care apprentice to join their experienced team in Torquay.
Closing date: 10 Sep 2017
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).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
17 Sep 2017
09 May 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Through your apprenticeship programme, you will be involved in a lot of duties and will gain knowledge in all areas. One of your main duties will be supervising children at play time and making sure everything within the settings meets health and safety procedures. You will need to be able to engage and interact with the children in learning and play activities. You will also need to help during story time, and join in with creative and playtime activities.
Another part of this child care position will be to keep records up to date and maintain a high standard of operation, recording any issues and problems that may arise throughout the day. Another important part of this role is that the right candidate must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs, with a focus on their learning and development.
You will be supervised by an experienced and qualified member of staff throughout your training. The successful apprentice will be required to make sure that all activity and learning equipment used daily is cleaned and put away correctly, following all company processes and procedures, including health and safety in the workplace.
As a child care apprentice you will be a great team player and have excellent standards of personal hygiene and appearance, be reliable and model positive behaviour at all times.
Requirements and prospects
The successful candidate will have a professional outlook, along with good observational and organisational skills. Due to the child to adult ratios associated with child care, timekeeping and reliability are a very important requirement.
The successful apprentice must also be able to work well as part of a team, be extremely patient and understand the importance of confidentiality.
As an apprentice, you must be able to work well with other adults and children and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills. You must also be understanding, caring and trusting.
You must have the enthusiasm to learn and develop throughout your apprenticeship, to progress towards a successful career in this child care. The successful applicant will need to have a passion for child care, have a smiley, bubbly, fun personality and be approachable.
Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-E in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.
By doing this you gain the additional skills, experience and knowledge to further your career options in the child care sector.
About the employer
Noah's Ark Childcare Centre
The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:
- Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
- Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
- Employment Responsibilities and Rights
- Emergency First Aid
- Certified Health and Safety Course
- Internet Safety / Safeguarding
All aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
Children and Young People's Workforce
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd
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Closing date: 10 Sep 2017