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Apprenticeship in Childcare Grange Pre-School

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 to gain your Apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 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

    40 hours a week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    20 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001714305

  • Positions

    1 available

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 to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

Activities 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. The candidates will be expected to: 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

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

Desired qualifications

No qualifications are required for this apprenticeship.

Functional skills including maths, English and ICT are covered as part of the apprenticeship as is Paediatric first aid. A clear CRB may be required by the nursery.

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.


About the employer

The Grange Pre-School is an independent, non-profit making organisation which is run by a committee of elected parents/carers and approved by Ofsted. The Grange Pre-School has a longstanding reputation in the community and celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012.

Our staff are qualified professionals who encourage and supervise educational play rather than simply providing childcare, delivering the best of early learning programmes in a supportive, caring environment.

Employer

Grange Pre-School

Address

Circuit Lane

Reading

RG30 3HD

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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 956 6995 enquiries@chilterntraining.org

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner depending on previous experience and qualifications.

Intermediate apprentices will attend day release.

Apprenticeships are made up of the Diploma plus Functional Skills in maths and English.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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