Apprentice Early Years Assistant WRAPAROUNDCARE4U LTD

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of children using the wrap around care, to plan activities to assist development and to engage with the children to provide a stimulating environment.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £70.00

    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

    20 hours Mon to Fri Term time only

    Total hours per week: 20.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001240170

  • Positions

    1 available

Wrap around care is working before and after school to look after children aged 3 to 11. Your role is to ensure the safety of the children inside and outside. You will need to adapt easily to a different working environment and age ranges building trust, confidence and respect with colleagues and parents. Be a team player who demonstrates self-motivation and initiative, taking ownership of tasks, personal development and personal time to optimise own effectiveness.

Each day you will follow daily routines and plans, including setting out activities, helping children with homework, personal hygiene and snack time. You will plan and carry out one craft activity each week with the children and help them in their play choices and supporting them with emotional and social needs.

This is a very rewarding role for someone who wants to start a career in childcare, we will fully support your training and give you time out to study using an online programme. If you are a dynamic young person with lots of personality then we would like to hear from you.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Communication skills.
  • Desire to work with children.

Personal qualities

  • Team player.
  • Wiliness to learn.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally candidates will hold Maths and English GCSE A* to C grade in Maths and English, or equivalent however we will consider a candidate if they do not currently hold these qualifications.

Future prospects

Once you have completed your qualification at Level 2

Things to consider

This particular position is offering 20 hours a week as the setting is only open for this amount of time.

About the employer

WrapAroundCare4u Ltd was established in 2012 by Karen Richardson-Scarfe and Sam Kelly with the following aims:

  • Children should be cared for in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that promotes their learning and development and provides opportunities for play based peer group fun.
  • Parents should have access to high quality and affordable childcare that does not require compromise, fits in with normal work hours and minimises stress.

Employer

WRAPAROUNDCARE4U LTD

Address

Burford School

Marlow Bottom

Marlow

SL7 3PQ

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Training provider

Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce.

The Childcare Company provides online training in early years’ childcare, residential childcare, play work, supporting teaching and learning, management, team leading, customer service and business administration.

Teaching sessions are normally bi weekly or monthly depending on your preferred learning style.  Your sector specialist tutor will provide the support and motivation to ensure you enjoy and ultimately succeed in achieving your goal, completing your training.  We want you to feel our team are approachable at every stage in your learning journey.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning.  Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors we deliver teaching sessions to you using various methods that include face to face teaching, Skype, virtual classroom and telephone. Our aim is for you to have the best possible learning journey that is personalised, motivational and inspiring for you. 

Our online learning platform, the Laser, provides interactive learning resources as well as your e-portfolio.  It acts as a communication system between you and your tutor and allows you to follow your progress at any time. The Laser is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The learning resources are multi-sensory to suit personal learning styles, such as filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and electronic reading.

Your employer provides your time for ‘off the job’ study and teaching during your paid working hours.  This is flexible averaging around 3-4 hours per week.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

THE CHILD CARE COMPANY (OLD WINDSOR) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From the 1st October 2015 the NMW for apprentices will be £3.30). 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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017