Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Portswood PAINT POTS PRE-SCHOOL & NURSERY LIMITED

Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Paint Pots Nursery in Portswood. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn.

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.95

  • Working week

    35 Hours a week Monday - Friday; Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001273562

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities

To provide high quality care and education for under 5’s by:

  • Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
  • Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
  • Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
  • Contributes observations to children’s development on tapestry 
  • Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
  • Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
  • Actively promotes each child’s self esteem

To maintain a safe environment for the children and adults in the nursery ensuring that:

  • Equipment and resources are set up and cleared away each session
  • Making sure equipment is maintained and any issues are reported to the nursery manager
  • Good hygiene standards are maintained and 10 rules of food hygiene are adhered to
  • Safety procedures are adhered to
  • Arrival/ departure procedures are observed and children are kept safe during the session itself
  • The physical, toileting and hygiene needs of the children within the nursery are attended to.

To comply with all relevant procedures covering child protection, special needs, equal opportunities, with special regard to multi-discriminatory procedures. To communicate positively and effectively both inside and outside the nursery, to:

  • To work as part of a team
  • Develop and maintain a partnership with parents / carers 
  • To actively contribute to good staff morale.
  • Promote an excellent image of Paint Pots.   
  • To attend staff meetings.
  • To commit to continuing personal development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your NVQ.

Personal qualities

You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and be able to work well in a team.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time position

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. 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). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Our Approach Paint Pots has a loving and homely environment, which is safe, secure and stimulating. The emotional, social and physical development of all the children in our care is our primary concern. We ensure equality of opportunity for all children. We promote self respect and a respectful, caring attitude towards our environment and others. We treat each child as an individual in terms of his/her needs and learning journey. We have high expectations of each child and work to achieve the best possible outcomes in partnership with parents. We assess progress and plan activities to support each child on to their next step of development. In doing this, we plan to give each child the best of starts in life. Our Staff All our staff have been carefully chosen for their ability, dedication and love of children, in addition to their qualifications. We have a high staff to child ratio which allows us to really get to know the children in our care and to help them realise their full potential. We are always available to discuss any suggestions or concerns you may have.

Employer

PAINT POTS PRE-SCHOOL & NURSERY LIMITED

Address

1 Spring Crescent

Southampton

SO17 2FZ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate (children and young people’s workforce)
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Certificate in Paediatric First Aid

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017