Nursery Apprentice BRIGHT KIDZ PRE SCHOOL LIMITED

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: 11 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50 - £140.00

  • Working week

    7:30am - 6:00pm all year. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001310433

  • Positions

    2 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

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.50 from the 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour. Most receive more; a median basic hourly pay rate of £6.31 for Level 2 and 3, and £9.68 for Level 4 and 5 Higher Apprentices.


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. 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

At BrightKidz PreSchool we accept children from 3 months to 5 years of age and are open for 50 weeks of the year giving us the opportunity to serve our parents, carers and children in the best possible way. With highly experienced management and dedicated teams of staff we have spent over a decade doing what we love best – looking after the children in our care. We do this by investing in and developing our staff through regular training, support and evaluation. We follow the EYFS and we believe that it lays the best foundation for the development of our children both now and in the future. We also understand that all children are unique in their abilities, characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes and our Ethos helps each child to reach their unique potential. At BrightKidz PreSchool we provide a homely, warm, welcoming and safe space, which combined with a stimulating, resource rich environment and strong bonds between our dedicated, passionate staff and the children, creates a perfect scenario for children to flourish, learn, develop and have fun by being part of the Brightkidz family. We help children to love learning, develop social skills and prepare them for the day they leave us to take the next steps in their academic journey, because we believe in “helping little minds grow”.

Employer

BRIGHT KIDZ PRE SCHOOL LIMITED

Address

Centenary Park

Culver Grove

Stanmore

HA7 2NW

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • 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: 11 Nov 2017