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Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship DAFFODILS 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

    £219.45 to £423.23

    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 8am-6pm

    Total hours per week: 47.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001588586

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties 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 4/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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Daffodils are a private family business established in 1995 by Sibtain and Shabnam Raza who has over 30 years of childcare experience.

Shabnam completed her N.N.E.B in childcare in 1985 whilst working as a practitioner in an established nursery in Streatham. She then went on to work as a manager before starting Daffodils in 1995. Daffodils started as a 10 place day nursery on Norbury Crescent before it was extended to its current size.

​As the Daffodils team developed, we expanded and acquired a day nursery on Norbury Avenue in 2009. This branch then underwent a largescale refurbishment in 2013 following the establishment of a third branch in Streatham Vale.

In 2018, Daffodils acquired an independent school in Thornton Heath and following refurbishment the fourth nursery opened for children in January 2019.

​Throughout these years, Shabnam and the team’s vision remains the same – to encourage children to develop to their full potential through providing a safe, clean and stimulating learning environment.

​Caring for children is a great responsibility which we take seriously and as such we are always open to parents valuable input, we believe a close bond between Daffodils and parents who are the main carers enables the child to progress and reach their full potential.

Employer

DAFFODILS DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Address

189

Norbury Crescent

Norbury

SW16 4JX

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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, maths and ICT (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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