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Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship MERCHANT SQUARE DAY NURSERY LIMITED

To support the staff team to ensure the smooth running of the setting, with regard to all health and safety matters affecting the children in your care.

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    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

    Monday to Friday 8 hours a day

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001585874

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties to include:

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery
  • Adhering to policies and procedures of Childcare Providers and compliance with the children's act, health and safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the national standards
  • Working as part of a team
  • To have sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and to work within this framework
  • To implement the daily routine
  • The care and supervision of the children regarding their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • The planning and preparation of activities, to meet the children's individual needs, liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Offering all children equal opportunities regarding their religious persuasions, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural background and challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed
  • Keeping development records and observations
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Providing a good role model for students and to help new staff fit in
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervision of mealtimes, and where appropriate, preparation of babies’ bottles, meal and snack times
  • Laundry duties
  • Attendance of staff meetings
  • Participating in regular parent’s evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the nursery manager, operations manager and area manager 
  • Practical understanding of safeguarding duties, role of safeguarding officer and current safeguarding legislations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Organised
  • Good IT Skills

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated
  • Team Player

Desired qualifications

GCSE C or above in maths and English preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Further Training, progression within the company, potential full-time employment and wage increase based on performance.

Things to consider

From April 1st, 2019 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is:

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer


The best day nursery in Paddington
Of course it’s natural to be proud of your nursery when you work with a team who strive to provide wonderful care to children every day - and I’m no exception. I’ll be working tirelessly to ensure that Merchant Square Day Nursery is the best nursery in Paddington, and to ensure that my staff team and I can take pride in the progress that our children make in their development and the extent to which they enjoy their time with us.   

Finally, whilst Merchant Square Day Nursery is a Paddington nursery, we also expect to appeal to many parents across London. Whilst we’re convenient for parents living in areas such as Marylebone, Maida Vale, Knightsbridge and Kensington – we hope that you’ll consider us if you work in town and commute into Paddington Railway Station (a 5 minute walk from the nursery). You’ll find a map showing our location on our Contact Us page - as well as our contact details.
If we look as though we could provide a childcare solution for you, then we’d love to see you at the nursery and show you around - so please give us a call or pop in to see us, and meet our team.

Employer

MERCHANT SQUARE DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Address

13

Harbet Road

London

W2 1AJ

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Training

Training provider

CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

Kelis Towe 01277725774 kelis.towe@carefirsttraining.co.uk

  • Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 1/2 in English, and maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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