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Level 2 EYP in a Nursery or Pre School – Apprentice Nursery Assistant Working Mums Daycare & Pre-School

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early year setting. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years gaining experience while you learn.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    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 on a flexible shift rota between 7:30am and 6pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    04 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001670630

  • Positions

    1 available

Parenta have many opportunities available and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:             

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate
  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom-based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 15 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 Childcare

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.                                                                                                                                     
Your role will include:                                                                                   

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day- to- day learning and play activities
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner
  • To contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about caring for children
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £4.15 from the 1st April 2020, however some settings offer more, with most offering a pay review with potential wage increase upon completion of probation: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking
  • It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm and organised
  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment
  • Written, verbal and listening skills
  • Team working skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn
  • Passionate about providing equal opportunity family centred childcare
  • Enthusiastic
  • Warm, caring and approachable
  • Flexible
  • Open to change

Desired qualifications

No minimum GCSE requirement.

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in childcare!

Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to a level 3 after that.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements.

You will have to agree to undergo a check of police records (e.g. a DBS) and be willing to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. 
For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242.
Please do not contact the employer directly.

Questions to ask

Q1

What attracts you to working in the Childcare Industry?

Q2                                                  

What do you hope to achieve in the next 5 years?

DBS compliance Statement

Parenta is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. Successful applicants for our roles must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).


About the employer

All of our nurseries and pre-schools are bound together by the Working Mums ethos to provide exceptional standards of care and education, and yet each nursery has freedom to develop its own individual and unique character. Therefore each nursery has an independent, community feel whilst benefitting from being part of a larger, highly regarded and regionally acclaimed nursery group.

The group is steeped in the tradition of focusing on the holistic development of each individual child, and draws on the best nursery practice and the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

All of our Working Mums nurseries offer a variety of fun activities both inside and outside, utilising toys, arts and crafts, games, equipment and materials which develop the children physically, educationally and emotionally.

Our nursery is committed to ensuring that our teaching, learning and caring environment promotes and upholds ‘British Values’ which involves valuing and being aware of the multicultural society we live in.

We do this by encouraging:

  • Children to learn right from wrong
  • Encouraging turning taking and sharing
  • Encouraging inclusion
  • Challenging (and encouraging children to challenge) negative attitudes and stereotypes
  • Demonstrating (and encouraging children to demonstrate) mutual respect to one another and tolerance to those with different faith and beliefs.

Employer

Working Mums Daycare & Pre-School

Address

69

Lower Richmond Road

London

SW14 7HJ

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Training

Training provider

PARENTA TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group

Contact

Paul Burton 08000029242 recruiter@parenta.com

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021