Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Swaythling Paintpots

Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Paint Pots Nursery in Swaythling. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.95

  • Working week

    35 Hours a week Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091032734

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities
To provide high quality care and education for under 5’s:

  • Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
  • Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
  • Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
  • Contributes observations to children’s development on tapestry
  • Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
  • Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
  • Actively promotes each child’s self esteem


To maintain a safe environment for the children and adults in the nursery ensuring that:

  • Equipment and resources are set up and cleared away each session
  • Equipment is maintained and any issues are reported to the nursery manager
  • Good hygiene standards are maintained and 10 rules of food hygiene are adhered to
  • Safety procedures are adhered to
  • Arrival/ departure procedures are observed and children are kept safe during the session itself
  • The physical, toileting and hygiene needs of the children within the nursery are attended to.

To comply with all relevant procedures covering child protection, special needs, equal opportunities, with special regard to multi-discriminatory procedures.

  • To work as part of a team
  • To communicate positively and effectively both inside and outside the nursery
  • Develop and maintain a partnership with parents / carers
  • To actively contribute to good staff morale.
  • Promote an excellent image of Paint Pots.
  • To attend staff meetings.
  • To commit to continuing personal development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You need to have a keen interest in the childcare industry and be dedicated to working towards your NVQ.

Personal qualities

You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and be able to work well in a team.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications required.

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time position.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from October 1st 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Our Approach

Paint Pots has a loving and homely environment, which is safe, secure and stimulating. The emotional, social and physical development of all the children in our care is our primary concern. We ensure equality of opportunity for all children. We promote self respect and a respectful, caring attitude towards our environment and others.

We treat each child as an individual in terms of his/her needs and learning journey. We have high expectations of each child and work to achieve the best possible outcomes in partnership with parents.

We assess progress and plan activities to support each child on to their next step of development. In doing this, we plan to give each child the best of starts in life.

Our Staff

All our staff have been carefully chosen for their ability, dedication and love of children, in addition to their qualifications. We have a high staff to child ratio which allows us to really get to know the children in our care and to help them realise their full potential. We are always available to discuss any suggestions or concerns you may have.

Employer

Paintpots

Address

244 Burgess Road

Swaythling

Southampton

SO16 3AU

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate (children and young people’s workforce)
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Certificate in Paediatric First Aid

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Contact

Jessica May


Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from October 1st 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Oct 2017