Apprentice Nursery Assistant Zoom Nurseries

A private nursery in Blackheath is looking for an apprentice nursery assistant to join their team and train towards the Level 2 Childcare qualification.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    Monday to Friday 7.45am to 6.30pm Shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001277194

  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice nursery assistant, you will be required to complete activities with children such as messy play and circle time, complete written observations of the children on a daily basis and complete developmental records for the children.

You will also contribute ideas to planning, set up activities throughout the day and talk to parents and other members of staff.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Punctual
  • Motivated

Personal qualities

Must be passionate about working within the childcare industry and willing to learn and develop.

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English all grades.

Future prospects

On completion of the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce, you may be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma (EYE). This is the next stage in your childcare career, and would enable you to be counted in ratio, which you will learn more about during your Level 2.

Things to consider

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 1 You’ll meet with a Smart Training advisor in person as part of your application process, and to help you with your career development. No applications for this vacancy will be considered without meeting first us first. 2 Initial English, maths and ICT assessments tests will be carried out, as part of the registration process to make sure we know what level you’re currently working towards, and what tuition you’ll need. 3 The starting wage for this role is the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, which is £3.50 per hour from April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to students in the first year of any new apprenticeship, regardless of level, although some employers may pay a higher rate. 4 The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training 5 A DBS check will be required which we or the nursery will help with. 6 Employer interviews will be carried out before the vacancy closing date, and a start date arranged as soon as possible if you are the successful candidate 7 This role requires you to be on your feet working with children for most of your day. You’ll speak to speak to parents and other staff, fill in paperwork on a daily basis and will be required to take children out of the setting when necessary.

About the employer

As well as being awarded 'Outstanding' Ofsted judgements for our Maythorne Cottages, Eltham and Blackheath sites, we were also recently awarded 'Outstanding' in April 2015 at our Beacon Road site.

Employer

Zoom Nurseries

Address

113

Lee Road

London

SE3 9DZ

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Training provider

Once employed, Smart Training will offer you the best possible training experience to help you become a qualified member of staff. You’ll study for your Level 2 Certificate with one of our knowledgeable, helpful tutors. You’ll attend a friendly, local study group once a month on a Saturday and will also have an apprenticeship expert called a Progress Manager to help you to plan your work, give you feedback and give you a chance to have your say.

Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be awarded a Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce, Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in Maths, English and ICT and you’ll also receive a certificate in Employment, Rights and Responsibilities. These are nationally-recognised qualifications which are sought by many employers.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Smart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training

Contact

Jane Minney


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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017