Nursery Assistant Apprentice Little Learners Pre-School

We are a Nursery setting for pre-school children, with an emphasis on high quality traditional care and development

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

  • Working week

    30-40 hours

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    25 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091047545

  • Positions

    2 available

Framework and Level:Children's Workforce and Development Level 2/3

Location: Harrow

Vacancy full description:

We are a nursery for pre-school children, with an emphasis on high quality care and development. You need to be passionate about working with children in a setting where listening and communication skills are paramount.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To attend college where necessary, complete all assignments on time and attend associated training.
  • To help to set up the setting for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
  • To work closely with the teacher and other staff members, building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met.
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise teacher and Safeguarding co-ordinator of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To engage with children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To support meal times within the setting.
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings.
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting's operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the teacher, in accordance with the setting's objectives.
  • To look upon the Nursery as a whole. Be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery.

It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the teacher.

Pay/working Hours: 105-140 per week, 30-40 hours

Expected duration of the apprenticeship: 12-18 months


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Desirable criteria

  • Willingness to learn new skills and undertake further training.
  • Experience of working with young children.
  • Effective team worker
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Ability to use initiative in all areas of work
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidence to interact with a wider team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Well-presented and professional appearance
  • Some knowledge of safeguarding and child protection

Personal qualities

Essential criteria

  • Willingness to learn and gain a level 3 qualification.
  • Good skills of communication and interaction.
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  • Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.
  • Clean tidy and presentable appearance; appropriately dressed for the setting
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and always display positive behaviour.

Qualifications required

Qualifications required: GCSE (or equivalent) ; Maths, English, ICT (or Science) Grade C or above

Any important other information: You need to be reliable and committed to ensure consistent support for the children and other staff members. We expect all members of the staff team to be enthusiastic, energetic and flexible. It is vital that you are able to build successful, interactive and nurturing relationships with all pupils enabling them to feel safe and secure during their daily routines. We are consistently positive in our daily interactions and management of behaviour.

 

Future prospects

We are committed to staff development and this post may lead to a full time position.

Things to consider

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

We are a nursery for Pre-school children, with an emphasis on high quality care and development. We offer outstanding provision for all children in our care and are committed to an inclusive education for all. We have high expectations of all members within the setting and work collaboratively to ensure the best provision for our children. You must have experience and should already hold a level 2 childcare qualification

Employer

Little Learners Pre-School

Address

Welldon Centre

Welldon Crescent

Harrow

HA1 1QR

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Training provider

Full on the job training to be provided for underpinning knowledge.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

UXBRIDGE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge College

Contact

Alice Armson


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is �3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Nov 2017