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Child Care Apprenticeship Pixieland Day Nurseries

Pixieland Day Nursery, based in Plymouth, have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join their experienced team and to undertake a career in child care.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    40 hours per week, between 7am - 6.30pm, Mon - Sat

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001672513

  • Positions

    1 available

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Pixieland Day Nursery, in Plymouth City Centre, have a fantastic opportunity for a Level 2 apprentice to join their experienced team and to develop their career in child care.

The right candidates must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs. They will carry out many tasks such as supervising children’s play time, engaging children in learning and play activities, and keeping and updating records.

They will be working with a qualified team where they will be helping to maintain the high standards required for this position. They will also be required to attend staff meetings where they learn about the processes and procedures they will be following for this position.

They will be supervised by a qualified member of staff and must follow the companies procedures including health and safety in the workplace, as well as making sure that all play equipment and books are put away at the end of the day.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and be reliable and hardworking
  • You must have the ability to follow procedures, and to work as part of a team along with being able to use your initiative when working alone
  • The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything they do
  • You must have the ability to work well under pressure, as well as possess good problem solving skills and flexibility in your approach to work

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need to be caring, reliable, and enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn in a professional busy nursery. You will need to be outgoing, flexible and show a willingness to progress and succeed in your own chosen career.

Desired qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A*-E (2-9) in maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the advanced level 3 apprenticeship. By developing your skills, experience and knowledge further, you will open up greater opportunities at the end of your apprenticeship program to further your career.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.


About the employer

Pixieland Day Nursery has been established for over 25 years and they have 4 nurseries in the Pixieland chain. At Pixieland nurseries they follow a professional approach towards learning and development. They promote a friendly environment for the children to learn and play in, and teach them to respect each other as well as themselves, whilst having fun at the same time.

The experienced management team at Pixieland are highly qualified including level 4, BA honours degrees and Early Years Foundation Status amongst their qualifications. They also have a wealth of experience in their members of staff. They are open 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays, and make sure they go out of their way to accommodate busy parents who both work by opening at 7am in the mornings and closing at 6.30pm evenings.

They have four centres in and around the Plymouth area, where they have built up great relationships with very loyal customers and prepared many children for their first steps into school.

Employer

Pixieland Day Nurseries

Address

Plymouth

PL2 2BG

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Training

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

Contact

Skills Group 01752 332442

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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