Child Care Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Oakhouse Montessori Nursery

Exciting opportunity to become a Child Care Nursery Assistant with Montessori day nursery and pre-school.

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Closing date: 20 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

    Minimum 30 hours (Mon-Fri)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001311904

  • Positions

    1 available

The Montessori approach to childcare and education ensures that children receive a solid foundation to all areas of development whilst providing a safe and homely environment.
 
The Apprentice will contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating environment in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

The day to day role will be:

  • Providing fun activities for the children
  • Assisting at meal times and encouraging good manners
  • Providing positive feedback to parents about their child
  • Ensuring that each child is cared for to the highest possible standard with regard for their unique personalities.
  • Being responsible for weekly planning on a rota system
  • Keeping to a daily timetable of activities.
  • Monitoring childrens progress according to the E.Y.F.S
  • Reporting any issues or concerns to  management
  • Undertaking relevant paperwork and keeping up to date with documentation.
  • Filing of necessary paperwork
  • Toilet training (if applicable)
  • Being familiar with OFSTEDs Standards of Care for full day care.
  • Attending Staff meetings and out of hours relevant training courses other events.
  • To keep up to date with relevant training
  • Ensuring quality of care at all times
  • To ensure that you are completing assignments/units on time as directed by your Training tutor

Any other duties as necessary


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.

Personal qualities

  • The applicant should have a sympathetic nature and should be patient, kind and understanding.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades at A-C (or equivalent) would be desirable but are not mandatory.

Future prospects

The right applicant may move into full time employment and undertake the qualification at level 3.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

A Montessori Childrens Nursery, situated in a large impressive Victorian House surrounded by beautiful grounds covering 3/4 of an acre.

The Montessori approach to childcare and education ensures that the child receives a solid foundation to all areas of development whilst providing a safe and homely environment.

Description: 

  • Open 7am - 7pm, 50 weeks a year
  • (Closed Bank Holidays, the last week in August and one week at Christmas) 
  • Flexible hours 
  • Ofsted Approved 
  • Completed Stage 1 of the Pre-school Learning Alliance's 'Reflecting on Quality scheme 
  • Fully Qualified caring staff 
  • Nutritional meals 
  • CCTV Cameras

Employer

Oakhouse Montessori Nursery

Address

77

Wimborne Road

Southend-On-Sea

SS2 4JR

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Training provider

Full apprenticeship framework will be delivered including technical certificate, competency certificate and functional skills if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

VOCATIONAL TRAINING SERVICES CARE SECTOR LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vocational Training Services

Contact

Derrick Stott


Other information

The applicant must be prepared to undertake the full Apprenticeship at level 2.

Please refer any questions or queries regarding this vacancy directly to Derrick Stott on derrickstott@vts.ac.uk

From October 1st 2015, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017