Nursery Assistant Apprentice Toad Hall Nursery

This is an exciting and fulfilling role that incorporates lots of variety in a nursery environment.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 40 hours, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001295616

  • Positions

    4 available

As a Nursery Apprentice, you will spend your days learning how to look after children from 3 months old, right up to pre-school age. You’ll ensure that the children have fun whilst being sensitive and attentive to their individual needs.

Additionally, you will receive high quality training ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ (study time) linking theory to your practice, as you work towards your childcare apprenticeship framework that includes functional skills Maths, English and ICT as continue on your career in the Early Years sector.

Daily tasks will include:

  • Working together with the rest of the team to provide high quality care for children aged 0-5.
  • Ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the nursery by adhering to the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Expanding your knowledge, gaining experience and using your imagination to come up with new ideas and activities.
  • Building relationships with children and communicating well with their parents.

Making sure every working day is fun!


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good strong communication skills
  • Good written English

Personal qualities

  • Eagerness to learn and experience life in a childcare setting
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dedication
  • Motivated
  • Reliable
  • Team player

Qualifications required

None. A basic skill check in English, Maths, and ICT will be undertaken during the interview process.

Future prospects

Career pathway in Early Years within the Toad Hall organisation.

Things to consider

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

Here at Toad Hall we believe that children benefit from a high quality early years’ experience and our children’s nurseries focus on developing their early language and communication, their enjoyment of the outdoors, and their ability to make friends and play well with other children. We consider it to be essential that we work in partnership with the parent or carer of the child.

Employer

Toad Hall Nursery

Address

74-76

Bridge Road

Chessington

KT9 2ET

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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in early years’ childcare, residential childcare, play work, supporting teaching and learning, management, team leading, customer service and business administration.

Teaching sessions are normally bi weekly or monthly depending on your preferred learning style.  Your sector specialist tutor will provide the support and motivation to ensure you enjoy and ultimately succeed in achieving your goal, completing your training. We want you to feel our team are approachable at every stage in your learning journey.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning. Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors we deliver teaching sessions to you using various methods that include face to face teaching, Skype, virtual classroom and telephone. Our aim is for you to have the best possible learning journey that is personalised, motivational and inspiring for you. 

Our online learning platform, the Laser, provides interactive learning resources as well as your e-portfolio. It acts as a communication system between you and your tutor and allows you to follow your progress at any time. The Laser is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The learning resources are multi-sensory to suit personal learning styles, such as filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and electronic reading.

Your employer provides your time for ‘off the job’ study and teaching during your paid working hours.  This is flexible averaging around 3-4 hours per week.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

THE CHILD CARE COMPANY (OLD WINDSOR) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company

Contact

Claudia Worthington 01753596004 Claudia@thechildcarecompany.com


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017