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Nursery Apprentice Angels At Play

Can you see the magic in a muddy puddle? Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference in the lives of little people? If so, then please read on as we have fantastic opportunities for aspiring nursery nurses to join us and enter the world of early years education.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.50

    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

    35 hours a week minimum; shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Apr 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate

  • Reference number

    VAC001623469

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties include;

  • To undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years Qualification as part of an apprenticeship which is achieved within the given timescale
  • To actively participate in your own development plan working through the qualification with the qualification provider and with the nursery setting too
  • To undertake induction training in the nursery with a named mentor
  • To keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues with them
  • To support the nursery staff to observe, plan and maintain accurate children’s records
  • To develop a sound understanding of Safeguarding Policies
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery

We would love you to join our team as we embark on accreditation to 'The Curiosity Approach', promoting awe and wonder in early childhood. This is a unique style of learning for children to be engaged in the joy of DOING rather than the end result.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passionate about working with children
  • Interest in working in childcare as a career
  • Ability to be playful with children

Personal qualities

  • Holds a passion for education and educating our children
  • Believes in shaping a future for not only the children but themselves
  • Is articulate & friendly
  • Able to commit to the full apprenticeship programme
  • Holds a passion for learning about Childcare and reliable to boot

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in English and maths is preferable.

Future prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship suitable candidates may be offered permanent positions if available.


About the employer

Angels At Play are a small group of three privately owned nurseries in Ware and Hoddesdon.

Established in 1993, we offer full day care for children from 3 months to 5 years in a happy and secure environment. Our four fabulous sites are located at: Suckling’s Yard, Ware, Park Road, Ware, and Optima Business Park, Hoddesdon.

Each of our nurseries follows our simple ethos — that children should be allowed to be children and the adults who look after them should believe that too.

We pride ourselves on delivering very high quality childcare and believe that we can do this because we have fantastic facilities, we employ dedicated, fun, caring, inspiring people - and we are all passionate about what we do.

Employer

Angels At Play

Address

Unit 8

Optima Business Park, Pindar Road

Hoddesdon

EN11 0DY

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Training

Training provider

THE CHILD CARE COMPANY (OLD WINDSOR) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company

Contact

Lauren Coughlan 01753 596004 lauren.coughlan@thechildcarecompany.com

The Childcare Company is an Ofsted ‘Grade 2 Good’ established leading National training provider delivering high quality apprenticeships in partnership with childcare employers to support the development and growth of our workforce.

The Childcare Company is dedicated that each apprentice has the best possible learning journey, by providing training that develops the apprentice’s workplace skills, knowledge and personal development (behaviours), that will have a positive impact on them, in their workplace and in the wider society and most importantly sets a solid foundation to progress in their chosen career path.

Training is delivered through blended learning.  Supported by one our sector specialist tutors the tutor will deliver teaching sessions using a variety of methods including; face to face, Skype, virtual classroom, face time and telephone and additionally provide support and motivation.  Working in partnership with the employer, apprentices will be provided with ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ training during their paid working hours. 

  • Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required

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