Child Care Apprenticeship Pixieland Day Nurseries

Pixieland Day Nursery, based in Plymouth, have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join their experienced team and to undertake a career in child care.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    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

    40 hours per week, between 7am-6.30pm - Shifts TBC, Monday - Saturday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001274436

  • Positions

    1 available

The right candidate must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs. You will:

  • Carry out many tasks such as supervising childrens play time
  • Engaging children in learning and play activities
  • Keeping and updating records.

You will be working with a qualified team where you will be helping to maintain the high standards required for this position. You will also be required to attend staff meetings where you learn about the processes and procedures you will be following for this position.

You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff and must follow the companies procedures including health and safety in the workplace, as well as making sure that all play equipment and books are put away at the end of the day.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and be reliable and hardworking.
  • You must have the ability to follow procedures, and to work as part of a team along with being able to use your initiative when working alone.
  • The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything they do.
  • You must have the ability to work well under pressure, as well as possess good problem solving skills and flexibility in your approach to work.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need to be caring, reliable, and enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn in a professional busy nursery. You will need to be outgoing, flexible and show a willingness to progress and succeed in your own chosen career.

Qualifications required

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A*-E in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the advanced level 3 apprenticeship. By developing your skills, experience and knowledge further, you will open up greater opportunities at the end of your apprenticeship program to further your career. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

About the employer

Pixieland Day Nursery has been established for over 25 years and they have 4 nurseries in the Pixieland chain. At Pixieland nurseries they follow a professional approach towards learning and development. They promote a friendly environment for the children to learn and play in, and teach them to respect each other as well as themselves, whilst having fun at the same time. The experienced management team at Pixieland are highly qualified including level 4, BA honours degrees and Early Years Foundation Status amongst their qualifications. They also have a wealth of experience in their members of staff. They are open 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays, and make sure they go out of their way to accommodate busy parents who both work by opening at 7am in the mornings and closing at 6.30pm evenings. They have four centres in and around the Plymouth area, where they have built up great relationships with very loyal customers and prepared many children for their first steps into school.

Employer

Pixieland Day Nurseries

Address

10 Springfield Drive

Plymouth

PL3 4DU

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

All aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer.  You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

Contact

01752 332442


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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017