Childcare Apprenticeship Sunflowers Nurseries Ltd

A nursery practitioner plays an important role in assisting in the care and education of young children. You will be planning and organising both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of children’s personal care needs.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    Hours will be allocated on a rota basis between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001118563

  • Positions

    2 available

You will be working towards completing a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Providing professional high quality child care is the responsibility of a Nursery practitioner. You will need to take care of, play with or teach children while they are at the Nursery. You will need to be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the Nursery
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the Nursery
  • Work as part of a team to ensure correct safeguarding procedures are followed
  • Work as part of a team
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and development needs
  • The planning and preparation of activities to meet children’s individual needs.
  • Participating in activities and events
  • Liaising with parents
  • Keeping records and updating observation files
  • Attending staff meetings

Helping and supervising meals and mealtime


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will be a good communicator, with the ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • Applicants should have a desire to develop and enhance their child care skills whilst working in a supportive nursery setting.
  • This role is ideal for anybody who has a genuine passion for working with children and that is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development.
  • The successful applicant will be a positive role model and enthusiastic individual.

Qualifications required

• GCSE Grade A-C in Maths

• GCSE Grade A-C in English

or equivalents

Future prospects

During the Intermediate Apprenticeship in childcare you will have access to excellent training/development opportunities within the role. With the opportunity to progress on the advanced apprenticeship in childcare. This employer is looking to develop an apprentice, with a view of offering a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

About the employer

At Sunflowers Nursery we provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. Whilst in our care children are able to participate in a wide variety of play experiences enabling them to develop the skills needed to become independent with a positive self image and positive image of others, regardless of colour, creed, religion, disability or gender.

Employer

Sunflowers Nurseries Ltd

Address

Beacon Road

Great Barr

Birmingham

B43 7BW

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Training provider

You will be working towards completing a NVQ Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

All apprentices will have one day per week classroom training for the first 11 weeks to support with underpinning knowledge, whilst also receiving work based support to develop their competency. All learners have a dedicated assessor who will visit them within their setting to support and develop their competency and ongoing development as a nursery practitioner.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

SWIFT ACI LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SWIFTACI

Contact

Lucy Lancashire 01212364836 lucy.lancashire@swiftaci.co.uk


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017