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Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare Jack in the Box Nursery

You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a week.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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 - Friday, between 08:00am and 18:00 (to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    01 May 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced

  • Reference number

    VAC001630449

  • Positions

    1 available

You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a week to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

Activities include:

  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records 
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality 
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality 
  • Work well as part of a team 
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day 
  • Work in partnership with parents 
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality 
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality 
  • Work well as part of a team 
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day 
  • Work in partnership with parents 
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

Personal qualities

  • Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team. Good time keeping, patience and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy 
  • Enjoys being creative 
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times 
  • An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families 
  • Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence 
  • A willingness to reflect on their own practice 
  • The candidate can demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles. You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.

Things to consider

Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery. There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work, but it is very rewarding.


About the employer

Jack In The Box Day nursery in Slough opened in 1992 and registered at these new premises in 2004. It operates from a single storey building within the grounds of Upton Hospital in Slough.

Children are cared for in four different rooms which are used according to the needs and development stage of children.

The nursery is open Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year between 7.30am and 6.00pm. Days are 10 hours long with a start time of 7.30am, 7.45am or 8.00am. There is a minimum attendance of 2 days per week.

There are secure areas for outdoor play. The setting supports children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and those who have English as an additional language.

We are managed and trained by the NHS and all our staff are NHS employees. However, as with all of our nurseries, you do not need to work for the NHS for your child or children to be able to obtain a place and attend.

Our nursery in Slough has space allocation to cater for 81 children aged from three months to five years at any one time. Our nurseries can only accommodate children up until 31st August after their 4th birthday.  Children are eligible for a school place in a reception class with effect from the September following their 4th birthday.

Employer

Jack in the Box Nursery

Address

Upton Hospital

Albert Street

Slough

SL1 2BJ

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Training

Training provider

CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chiltern Training Ltd

Contact

Admissions Team 0118 9566995 enquires@chilterntraining.org

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce depending on previous experience and qualifications.

Advanced apprentices can choose between day release, evening or Saturday classes.

Apprenticeships are made up of the Certificate or Diploma plus Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT and Paediatric First Aid certificate. 

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