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Childcare Apprenticeship Forbury Gardens Day Nurseries

You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a week.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    40 hours Monday - Friday between 8.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate

  • Reference number

    VAC001385282

  • Positions

    1 available

  • You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a week to gain your apprenticeship qualification. Activities include:
  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records 
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality 
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality 
  • Work well as part of a team 
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day 
  • Work in partnership with parents 
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help. A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential.
  • The candidates will be expected to: Maintain accurate and effective children’s records 
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality 
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality 
  • Work well as part of a team 
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day 
  • Work in partnership with parents 
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required
     

Personal qualities

  • Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team. Good time keeping, patience and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants.
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy 
  • Enjoys being creative 
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times 
  • An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families 
  • Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence 
  • A willingness to reflect on their own practice 
  • The candidate can demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding.

Desired qualifications

No Qualifications are required for this apprenticeship. Functional skills including Maths, English and ICT are covered as part of the apprenticeship as is Paediatric first aid. A clear CRB may be required by the nursery.

Future prospects

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles. You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.

Things to consider

Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery. There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.70 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

This Nursery is Newbury Gardens Day Nursery, part of the Forbury Gardens Day Nursery chain. It is a big nursery and a new setting for 2013. It is based right next to the train station in Newbury town centre.

Employer

Forbury Gardens Day Nurseries

Address

Greenham House

Greenham Road

Newbury

RG14 7HS

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Training

Training provider

CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chiltern Training Ltd

Contact

Admissions Team 01189566995 enquiries@chilterntraining.org

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce or Level 3 Diploma in children and young People's Workforce depending on previous experience and qualifications. Intermediate apprentices will attend day release. Advanced can choose between day release, evening or Saturday classes. 
  • Apprenticeships are made up of the Certificate or Diploma plus Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT and Paediatric First Aid certificate. 

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