Nursery Nurse Apprentice OUTSTANDING NURSERY CARE LIMITED
90% of your time will involve being interactive with the children providing high quality childcare in a happy, safe and stimulating environment. Provide learning opportunities which will be planned to meet individual children’s needs and promote the EYFS. 10% will be ensuring and maintaining a clean and healthy environment.
Closing date: 24 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: 35.00
Possible start date
02 Oct 2017
15 May 2017
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
- To act as a role model and display a positive and professional image at all times to staff members, the children, their families, visitors and external agencies.
- To understand the boundaries of confidentiality, to follow all policies and procedures and practice professionally within them at all times.
- To have a recognised qualification and to implement the knowledge of the EYFS and child development.
- To consistently demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative and to be a role model, implementing the Bumpkins standards on appropriate behaviour.
- Monitors progress as a keyworker and provide stimulating environments for children to flourish.
- Report to room leader if you are concerned in respect of any child’s welfare.
- To adhere to the Bumpkins dress code.
Planning and organisation
- Contribute to the plan for each week and plan next steps to suit individual children’s needs for your own key children, offering help and advice within the team.
- Keep up to date learning journeys for each child using daily observations.
- Ensure the room is laid out with a variety of toys and activities that look inviting to children and encourage them to engage. Repeat this throughout the day.
- Contribute to the evaluation of how the room as a whole is operating and help action plan for areas that need improving.
- Contribute to planning and carrying out activities in the room.
- Work alongside the room leader following the guidelines for the EYFS.
- Contribute to regular team meetings to discuss children’s progress and resolve any issues that may occur in the room.
- To do whatever it takes to support all key children to enjoy a positive experience at Bumpkins, including during transition times.
- To communicate appropriately with parents telling them factual information about their child’s day.
- Regularly liaise with parents sharing information about child’s Learning Journey and the next steps in which they are working towards.
- Share information with colleagues and the management team that you have received regarding children in your care.
- Use consistent, positive and appropriate language towards children, staff and parents.
- To record daily observations about a child’s progress which provide the basis of planning and learning journeys using the tracking system.
- Write daily diaries on children within the nursery tailored to the individual.
- Ensure accident, incident and medication forms and reports, are correctly completed and signed by the parents.
Knowledge and experience
- Keep up to date with Nursery policies and procedures.
- Engage in regular training and staff meetings to extend knowledge and understanding in childcare and education.
- To attend events as listed on the Bumpkins social calendar.
- Gain from other staff member’s knowledge and experience.
Health and Safety
- To be aware of emergency and evacuation procedure and fire alarm boxes, fuse boxes etc.
- To comply with all health and safety procedures at Bumpkins Ltd
- To report any health and safety issues to your room leader.
- To ensure your knowledge is kept up to date regarding procedures.
- Be constantly alert to practical hazards e.g. how toys are stored.
- To follow cleaning routines to ensure cleanliness and tidiness of the room and environment is maintained to the Bumpkins standards to ensure a safe environment where there is no cross infection.
Requirements and prospects
- Previous experience working in childcare settings.
- Level 2 childcare qualification
- Willingness to learn and follow instructions and advice.
- Commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of young children and their families
- Practice equal opportunities, (to treat everyone the same).
- A friendly, flexible nature.
- Good communication skills
5 GCSEs grade C and above including English and maths or equivalent
Due to location a car drive would be preferable or the ability to travel to the location with ease
Things to consider
About the employer
OUTSTANDING NURSERY CARE LIMITED
Advanced Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Early Learning and Childcare
In addition all Apprenticeships include:
- Induction and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Functional Skills (as required)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are mapped and embedded (Creative Thinking, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Key Management, Effective Participation)
- Guided Learning on and off the job through training, set tasks or independent study
- Coaching and mentoring in the workplace
- Achievement Records of all Training and Development activity
Children and Young People's Workforce
HERTFORD REGIONAL COLLEGE
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College
Sharon Ryan 01992 411375 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017