Apprentice Nursery Assistant Little Saints

You will be required to complete activities with children such as messy play and circle time, and study for Level 2 Childcare.

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Closing date: 10 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

    Monday- Friday, shifts to be arranged, usually 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and 9.15 am to 6.15 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001292529

  • Positions

    1 available

  • 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.
  • Complete developmental records for the children.
  • Contribute ideas to planning.
  • Set up activities throughout the day.
  • Talk to parents and other members of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have common sense
  • Punctual
  • Good timekeeping
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn
  • Passionate to work with children

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths, grades A*-C preferred.

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: 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. 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. A DBS check will be required which we or the nursery will help with. 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. 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

Little Saints Day Nursery is a very friendly place for children to learn, have fun and make friends. Its a home from home where children feel safe and secure. We like to think of it as a community where our patient, qualified staff are naturally motivated and very good at assessing the needs of the children within our care. We get to know each child individually and quickly find out what they like, what they don't like, their moods and habits making it is easy to assess any potential difficulties early.

Employer

Little Saints

Address

92

Parchmore Road

Thornton Heath

CR7 8LX

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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:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English, Maths, and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

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


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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017