Childcare Apprentice Second Steps Nursery Ltd

We are looking for a Childcare Apprentice to work in a supervised setting with under 5s.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.50

    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

    4 days a week in the workplace and 1 day a week at college.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001298450

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Working under the guidance of the manager and colleagues, in order to support and extend the children’s learning.
  • To learn the skills of a nursery nurse, (on the job), working practically as part of the team
  • Contribute own thoughts and ideas to long, medium and daily planning
  • Preparing the learning environment, assisting in the organisation of the room arrangement and resources. Valuing and displaying children’s work.
  • Helping to encourage children’s development, independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Observing children’s activities and contributing to their written records.
  • Maintaining respectful and genuine interaction with children
  • Being supportive and welcoming to parents / carers
  • To follow the EYFS when caring for our children
  • Working in a non-discriminatory way, being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and reach their potential.
  • To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children.
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations.
  • To understand and observe the rules of confidentiality
  • Following the health & safety procedures to maintain a health & safe environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in the care, learning and development in young children
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health and Safety
  • Display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children
  • Numerate and ability to complete Functional Skills Mathematics.

Personal qualities

  • Literate and able to complete Functional Skills English
  • IT literate and able to complete Functional Skills ICT
  • Good organisational and planning skills.

Qualifications required

GCSE A-C in English and Maths. 

Future prospects

Progression on to a level 3 apprenticeship or fulltime permanent employment

Things to consider

May involve early start and late evenings. 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

We provide full day care for children aged from 6 weeks old to 12 years old and are open 52 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm, excluding bank holidays.

Employer

Second Steps Nursery Ltd

Address

Hemmells Park Sharp House Unit 5

Basildon

SS15 6GF

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Training provider

NVQ Level 2 CYPW and technical certificate
Functional Skills Level 1 in English, Maths and ICT (if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

SEEVIC COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Seevic College


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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017