Apprentice Nursery Assistant The Hall Pre-Preparatory School & Nursery

We are a nursery and preparatory school for babies and children aged one to seven years, with an emphasis on high quality care and development.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

  • Working week

    Shift times TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091059788

  • Positions

    1 available

Framework and Level: Early Years Educator Level 3

Location: Northwood

Vacancy full description:

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.

Support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist with the provision of a high-quality establishment for children from birth to five years.

Work for an Ofsted-rated outstanding group of nurseries.

Be supported in your future career with opportunities for your ongoing professional development and career progression through our Early Years Education professional development programme. Limited places exist for those who shine.

A fantastic opportunity to begin your career in early years education has arisen. Vacancies exist for number of Apprentice Nursery Assistants to work for an Ofsted-rated Outstanding nursery group. Opportunities exist for career progression and ongoing professional development.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Give support to other team members throughout the nursery setting
  • Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Look upon the nursery as a whole, where you can help be most utilised; be constantly aware of the needs of the children
  • The trainee's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery's equal opportunities policy
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • Be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Commit to Safeguarding children and provide support to other staff in ensuring children are kept safe and happy
  • Understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery and to other nurseries within the group.
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing equipment etc
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery's philosophy is fulfilled

Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager

Working week: 30+ hours to be discussed during interview

Pay: 105 -150 per week

Duration: 18 - 24 months


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • General knowledge of how children learn and develop
  • Enjoyment of children, interest in their care, learning and development
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Basic knowledge of current practices, EYFS curriculum and statutory requirements
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills for report writing, maintaining children's records and learning journeys
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child protection issues, safety and welfare
  • Ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of working parents
  • Demonstrated understanding of equal opportunities
  • Commitment to keeping up-to-date with developments in early years care and education including attending training courses

Personal qualities

  • A love of working with children and developing the potential in others
  • Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work in a team or individually
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated initiative
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality relating to all matters

Qualifications required

Qualifications required:GCSE (or equivalent) ; Maths, English, ICT (or Science) Grade C or above

Any other important information:

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).

Future prospects

Possibility of a full-time, permanent position at the end of training with prospects of career progression to more senior roles, together with opportunities for sponsorship to acquire higher Early Years Education qualifications.

Things to consider

Proof of qualifications will be required at the initial interview with Uxbridge College and Buttercups An enhanced DBS and health declaration will be carried out

About the employer

We are a nursery and preparatory school for babies and children aged one to seven years, with an emphasis on high quality care and development. You need to be passionate about working with children in a setting where listening and communication skills are paramount

Employer

The Hall Pre-Preparatory School & Nursery

Address

Rickmansworth Road

Northwood

HA6 2RB

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Training provider

The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully certified intermediate/advanced Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

  • Level 3 NVQ in Early Years Educator
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in ICT, Math and English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

The college will chose the appropriate framework depending on candidates experience and past qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

UXBRIDGE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge College

Contact

Alice Armson


Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017