Nursery Assistant Apprentice The Pelican nursery School

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 - £150.00

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week in shifts so either 8am - 5pm, 8.30am - 5pm, 9am - 6pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001252830

  • Positions

    1 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

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.

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in childcare! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to a level 3 after that.

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. 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).

About the employer

When my oldest daughter Amy, then aged 2, started at our local Montessori Nursery, I was witness to an extraordinary transformation; within weeks she was flourishing in terms of her confidence, self-esteem and happiness. It was an experience that made a huge impression on me and, years later, prompted a long period of retraining and chasing the dream of setting up my own nursery with my wife, Shirley. The Pelican Nursery opened its doors in 2007 to two eager toddlers and has grown to the point where we now have over ninety children across our two sites. Over the years we have worked with the children of hundreds of local families and had the wonderful opportunity to share with their parents both the joy and the challenges that babies and pre-schoolers bring. We’re a family run firm and that aspect is very important to us. And family is also the reason behind our name. In mythology the pelican is one of the most protective birds. It also features in our own family iconography: our crest is a mother Pelican protecting and nurturing her young. The staff team are key to the success of what we do. From the beginning, we’ve believed that the quality of our staff enables us to be the type and style of nursery we imagined from the beginning. We have a highly qualified team and work hard to ensure that the different personalities and skills of all those who work here blend to create a safe, happy and stimulating environment where children can thrive. We hope to welcome you to the Pelican family.

Employer

The Pelican nursery School

Address

173-175 Kennington Lane

London

SE11 4HG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • 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