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Apprenticeship in Childcare Langley Hall Primary Academy

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 Jul 2022

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 8.00am - 6.00pm, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    18 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001713065

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties 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

  • Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help
  • A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential
  • Good time keeping

Personal qualities

  • Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team
  • Patience and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy 
  • Enjoys being creative 
  • 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

  • You will need to have a D/3 grade and above in English and maths GCSE or equivalent

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
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

In September 2011 a new school opened in Langley, Berkshire as part of the Government’s “Free School Initiative”. It was set up by husband and wife team, Chris and Sally Eaton, who have 25 years’ experience in running local independent schools and nurseries. The free school allows children to benefit from the high-quality education that they have offered for decades in the independent sector.

Langley Hall understands that for children to thrive they must feel safe and secure. Therefore, leaders and teachers support our most vulnerable children and families, so they can enjoy their learning.

Employer

Langley Hall Primary Academy

Address

Station Road

Langley

SL3 8GW

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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 2 Early Years Practitioner

  • Level 2 Diploma in children and young People's Workforce
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprenticeships are made up of the Certificate or Diploma plus
  • Intermediate apprentices will attend day release
  • Depending on previous experience and qualifications, you may be offered the level 3 apprenticeship instead of the level 2
  • Advanced can choose between day release, evening or Saturday classes

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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