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Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Smarty Pants Day Nursery

To support the staff team to ensure the smooth running of the setting, with regard to all health and safety matters affecting the children in your care.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £188.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    18 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001712878

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties/responsibilities to include:

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery
  • Adhering to policies and procedures of childcare providers and compliance with the children's act, health and safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the national standards
  • Working as part of a team
  • To have sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and to work within this framework
  • To implement the daily routine
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • The planning and preparation of activities, to meet the children's individual needs, liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasions, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural background, and challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed
  • Keeping development records and observations
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Providing a good role model for students and to help new staff fit in
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervision of mealtimes, and where appropriate, preparation of babies’ bottles, meal and snack times
  • Laundry duties
  • Attendance of staff meetings
  • Participating in regular parent’s evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the nursery manager, operations manager and area manager
  • Practical understanding of safeguarding duties, role of safeguarding officer and current safeguarding legislations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children
  • An ability to carry out light physical duties to include lifting babies and children, housekeeping tasks and setting up resources
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
  • A positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline
  • Good communication skills - able to communicate effectively with adults and children  
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate reliability and initiative
  • The ability to work as part of a team, developing positive relationships with parents, children, colleagues and outside agencies

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • A willingness to learn and abide by the nursery policies and procedures
  • A professional attitude and manner
  • An enthusiastic approach to work
  • Flexibility to cope with the changing needs of the nursery
  • A willingness to adhere to the nursery code of conduct

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE C/4 or above in maths and English preferable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Further training, progression within the company, potential full-time employment and wage increase based on performance

About the employer

Smarty Pants Day Nursery is a day nursery located in London. Their most recent Ofsted inspection resulted in a Outstanding score.

Employer

Smarty Pants Day Nursery

Address

1

Plashet Road

London

E13 0PZ

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Training

Training provider

CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

Sam Keeble 07495 553353 sam.keeble@carefirsttraining.co.uk

  • Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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