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Apprentice Nursery Assistant First Steps Day Care Centre

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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Monday to Friday on a flexible shift rota between 8am and 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Sep 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate

  • Reference number

    VAC001581950

  • 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 £3.90 from the 1st April 2019, however some settings offer more, with most offering  a pay review with potential wage increase upon completion of probation: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


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

Desired qualifications

  • No Minimum GCSE 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

We are a small friendly full-day care nursery which welcomes and serves a diverse community. Operating from a Scout hut, the nursery benefits from a large out door playing field as well as a smaller enclosed area, exclusively used for the nursery's children. The staff and management are committed to raising standards in early years education and promoting an awareness of the importance of learning through play in early years. First Steps Day Care is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet the needs of your child. With a variety of sessions to choose from, we're confident you will find something that suits your family's requirements. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

Employer

First Steps Day Care Centre

Address

243

Stag Lane

London

NW9 0EF

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Training

Training provider

PARENTA TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group

Contact

Courtney Berryman 0800 002 9242

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce Framework
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Unknown Framework


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021