Nursery Assistant Apprentice A Jolly Tot

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early years setting. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years gaining experience while you learn.

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    7.30am 'til 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks per year, a shift pattern over these hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001302241

  • Positions

    1 available

Parenta have many opportunities available, and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting.

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:             

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate

You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or Level 3 in Childcare.  

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day- to- day learning and play activities.
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented.
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about caring for children
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking. It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm and organised
  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment
  • Written, verbal and listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn
  • Passionate about providing equal opportunity family centred childcare
  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with a wide range of people
  • Enthusiastic
  • Warm, caring and approachable
  • Flexible
  • Open to change and a team player

Qualifications required

No GCSE Minimum requirement.

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in childcare! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to a level 3 after that.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements. You will have to agree to undergo a check of police records (eg a DBS) and be willing to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242. Please do not contact the employer directly.

About the employer

Michelle Levene launched Jollytots, child minding group in 1990 as she was keen for her toddler, "Charly", to mix with other children in a homely environment. Years later Jollytots has gone from strength to strength and now is run from three homes in Borehamwood.

This group runs from a large detached house off Theobald Street, Borehamwood (the road leading out towards Radlett).

OUR GROUPS

This group is licensed to have nine children under the age of five, with the proviso that no more than three can be under one year old. We also do school runs in the area for all aged children.

OUR BELIEFS

At Jolly Tots it is our responsibility to provide high quality childcare within the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). In order to achieve this it is essential that our programmes develop under the headings of:

  • A unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling environments
  • Learning and development
This is achieved by carefully planning a curriculum that enriches the child’s learning and works on development according to ability. Each child is designated their own learning journal and keepsake photos and observations are regularly added to it. Parents are encouraged regularly to look at it and share with us their child's development. Our outstanding practise relies on our outstanding children and parents offering us the partnership that is required for a child to fully develop. Our childminders/assistants are all very enthusiastic and know how to encourage the children to experiment with a variety of resources and experiences throughout their time with us. Each term, the groups work on a theme that supports and enhances the child’s learning. The group has a copy of the programme and parents are made aware via our weekly emails as to what is going on within the group – also please take notice of our "word of the week" and practise this at home.

Employer

A Jolly Tot

Address

13

Anthony Road

Borehamwood

WD6 4NF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

PARENTA TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group

Contact

Julie Allen 0800 002 9242


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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017