Apprentice Nursery Assistant Woodleys Farmhouse Day Nursery

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: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £121.50 - £211.50

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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 on a rota Monday to friday 8am-6pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001318636

  • Positions

    1 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.

About the employer

At Woodleys Day Nurseries we aim to cater for all the needs of a child by offering fully inclusive childcare in the broadest sense. We provide all of the essentials that your child needs as well as bags for their spare clothes, t-shirt tops to get messy in and food prepared from scratch, on site, by our fully qualified Chef. Our Head Chef designs menus that vary each week so as to provide all of the nutrition that growing children need to thrive. He also prepares take-away dishes for mums, dads and older children. There is an additional charge for this but well worth it to have the convenience without the guilt of other ready prepared meals! Menus are sent out to parents monthly in advance so that parents can plan their family meals and book any take-away dishes in advance so they are ready and waiting for you when you collect your child. All of our staff who work directly with the children or behind the scenes in our admin departments are fully police checked and cleared and our nursery staff have childcare qualifications that have either been obtained at College or University or have been gained whilst working on an apprenticeship scheme. Photographs of all staff are displayed in all of our nurseries and staff all wear uniforms so that they are easily identifiable at all times to other staff members, visitors and parents/carers. Staff training is on-going either externally or internally delivered by our experienced Early Years teachers and staff who have undergone additional specialist training. We also welcome and appreciate the help and support given to us by our County Council advisors who visit regularly to ensure we are always up to date and providing the highest standards of childcare that we can. Being part of a small group of nurseries enables us to cover staff holidays and sickness without using agency and temporary staff, so staff that cover are aware of our policies, procedures and practices and are already police checked and trained by us. It also gives staff added training, working with other practitioners with different skills and talents to take back to their base nursery.

Employer

Woodleys Farmhouse Day Nursery

Address

London Road

Northampton

NN7 2LW

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • 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

Molly Bale 0800 0029 242


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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017