Apprentice Nursery Assistant Nightingale Day Nursery

Nightingale Day Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, and motivated individual to join their team of professionals, providing a high standard of childcare for children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 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

    Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001143532

  • Positions

    1 available

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Adhering to policies and procedures 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 implement the daily routine.
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Working with the nursery nurses on 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 with regard to their religious persuasions, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural background and challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Positive management of children's behaviour.
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • Supervision of meal times, 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.
  • Contribute to planning observations and activities.
  • To use own initiative and work as part of a team.
    Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the nursery manager, operations manager and area manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team work
  • Hard working
  • Patient

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Qualifications required

GCSEs C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Further Training and potential full-time employment.

Things to consider

Childcare is a very demanding industry with long hours and early starts. It requires you to be active and standing the majority of the day. It is also a very rewarding job as you will have an invaluable impact of the development of the children.

About the employer

Nightingale Day Nursery is an independent, 24-place, family run nursery, offering quality childcare for 2-5 year olds. We are open from 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, 46 weeks a year*. We are OFSTED registered and our latest report (October 2013) is available to view online here. Since opening in January 1997, we have developed a strong reputation in the local area, highlighted by the fact that many of our places are filled through word of mouth. Our long-serving staff team is made up of qualified and highly experienced nursery nurses and first aiders. Our ratio of staff to children is always kept well within the legal requirements. We provide equality of opportunity for all children regardless of race, religion or gender. We are a five minute walk from New Barnet station, which offers a direct link to Kings Cross and Moorgate stations. We also have ample free private parking for our parents. * We close for five days at both Easter and Christmas, and for the month of August, in addition to bank holidays

Employer

Nightingale Day Nursery

Address

23 Victoria Road

Barnet

EN4 9PH

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Training provider

  • Level 2/3 Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2/3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills Maths, English, and ICT (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Johan 01277725972 johan@carefirsttraining.co.uk


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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017