Childcare Apprenticeship Alphabet Corner Nursery

Alphabet Corner are seeking an imaginative and creative individual looking to complete their Level 2 Childcare qualification within a 12 month placement at their privately owned Day Care nursery based in Portsmouth.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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

    30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001303093

  • Positions

    1 available

Alphabet Corner are seeking an imaginative and creative individual looking to complete their Level 2 Childcare qualification within a 12 month placement at their privately owned Day Care nursery based in Portsmouth.

At Alphabet Corner they value the ethos that growing and learning should be fun and creative- not dry and dull! Here they encourage fun and creative activities that will assist and inspire their Children to be expressive and inquisitive, thus aiding their development.

Providing Child Care to local families within the Portsmouth area for nearly 8 years, Alphabet Corner understand that each child they care for is unique and all have characteristics and temperaments that vary greatly from others; that is why they provide a range of learning activities to offer the most flexible, supportive approach to helping each child develop at an appropriate pace.

Your Duties/Responsibilities will be to:

  • Contribute to planning & implementing a range of activities ensuring the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of the child are met
  • To ensure the Nursery is a clean & safe environment for the children at all times
  • Assist with maintaining accurate records for the Children e.g. Attendance Registers, Sleep Charts etc.
  • Cover staff breaks and lunches when required
  • Work as part of the staff team effectively

You must be a reliable and conscientious individual who commits themselves to their work and have a keen eagerness to learn. To be a real team-player within this Nursery you must be imaginative, creative and be committed to a career within Childcare.

The hours of work available for this role will be a minimum of 30 hours up to 37.5 hours per week, between 7:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Please ensure applications are filled out in FULL, any applications that are not completed properly will be voided.
Alternatively please send your CV to: recruitment@hadlandcaregroup.co.uk


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written & verbal English skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good time-keeping skills

Personal qualities

  • Committed to a career within Childcare
  • Conscientious and hard-working 
  • Ability to prioritise your workload

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A*-C in English Language and Maths, or equivalent (Please note that if you do not have one of these GCSE's when applying you may be considered for this role, however you will need to have achieved a grade C or above in these GCSE's in the event you wish to progress onto a Level 3 as these are required upon completion of the Level 3 NVQ)

Future prospects

  • Ability to find permanent employment within a Childcare setting on completion of the Level 3 NVQ.
  • Ability to progress onto further Childcare NVQ's such as the Level 4 and 5.

Things to consider

Using the following link and post code, please make sure you are within a suitable distance to commute to the setting.
Postcode:
PO2 9HQ
Google Maps: www.google.co.uk/maps/

About the employer

We offer a child-centred, activity-based, learning journey that positively encourages rounded development and we believe passionately that each child can reach their fullest potential if given proper guidance and help from the earliest age. So we provide a full and rich learning experience over a wide range of physical and mental activities across all age groups that meet the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements (EYFS) as outlined by Ofsted. These include:
  • Personal, social & emotional development
  • Communication & language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive art & design
  • Understanding the World

Of course, we recognise that babies and children mature at different rates and at different times in their lives. And we understand that each child in our care is a unique individual who has characteristics and temperaments that can differ greatly from others. That’s why we’ve designed our range of learning activities to offer the most flexible, supportive approach to helping each child develop at an appropriate pace and with maximum physical and emotional support.

But does this mean that learning at Alphabet Corner is dry and dull? On the contrary, we pack plenty of fun into our activities that not only keeps our children interested, but encourages spontaneous exploration and investigation.

So whether it’s messy play, painting, playing with educational toys or reading, there’s an appropriate activity for every child and that means your child will be learning at the highest level in a way that will engage their attention and maximise their enjoyment.

Employer

Alphabet Corner Nursery

Address

309

London Road

Portsmouth

PO2 9HQ

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Training provider

  • On the job training within a childcare setting
  • Childcare Level 2 NVQ
  • ERR
  • Technical Certificates
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

ASPIRE TRAINING TEAM LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Training Team Limited


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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017