Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Twinkle Star Day Nursery And Day Pre School

This is an Apprentice position and you will be trained to work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001317124

  • Positions

    1 available

This is an Apprentice position and you will be trained to work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

You will need to ensure that all resources and experiences offered to the children are of a high standard. 

Duties to include: 

  • Observe, support and extend children’s learning, plan appropriately for children using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
  • Maintain accurate and effective records.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.
  • Work to continuously improve quality of childcare and education.
  • Engage in all aspects of the daily routine and activities ie story-telling, role-play.
  • Prepare and serve snacks.
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand Child Protection Procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • A mature and professional approach suitable for working in a nursery environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning and development.
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop.
  • Committed to self-development.
  • High level of commitment to the role and responsibilities ie timekeeping, attendance.
  • Values others.
  • Effective communicator - good listener, sincere.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Committed to collective success.
  • Socially adept.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Able to commit to the programme for 12 months.

Qualifications required

We would prefer the successful candidate to have their GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in English and maths A-C, but this is not essential.

Future prospects

Potential to progress within the nursery if apprenticeship is successful.

Things to consider

Are you confident working with small children all day? Are you prepared to work hard? Can you get to work for an 8am start? Are you prepared to work until 6pm? Are you adaptable and flexible, moving within the nursery?

About the employer

Twinkle Star Day Nursery Ltd is based on quality care and learning from the ages of 3 months to 5 years. All babies, toddlers and children are treated as individuals and the nursery ensures that all individual needs are met. We strive to make the nursery a high quality provision by having good relationships with parents/carers. We ensure our standards are kept high with the nursery and Ofsted requirements being met and most importantly the children are "happy and safe".

Employer

Twinkle Star Day Nursery And Day Pre School

Address

34

Chichester Road

Portsmouth

PO2 0AD

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Training provider

Training will be provided by Training Associates, providing the successful apprentice with an NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce or an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Practitioner.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates

Contact

Sara Warry 02380 010210 swarry@tasouth.co.uk


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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017