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Apprentice Nursery Assistant LITTLE SUNSHINES PRE-SCHOOL LTD

To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting. To give support to their staff within the setting.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    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

    Monday - Friday, hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001722923

  • Positions

    1 available

To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting. To give support to their staff within the setting. To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn. To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be flexible within working practices
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc.
  • Undertaking other responsibilities where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time management
  • Works well under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Ambitious
  • Genuine desire to work in the sector
  • Enthusiastic approach

Desired qualifications

A-C/8-4 in maths and English at GCSE or equivalent.

Future prospects

As with any apprenticeship opportunity - if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business. 

Things to consider

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


About the employer

Little Sunshines Pre-School (Somercotes) is a day nursery located in Alfreton. Their most recent Ofsted inspection resulted in a Good score.

Some experience of working with children would be ideal however not necessary as we will provide plenty of opportunities within the nursery.

If you are passionate about wanting a career in childcare this is a great opportunity.

Little Sunshines Pre-School (Somercotes) is a day nursery located in Alfreton. Their most recent Ofsted inspection resulted in a Good score.

Some experience of working with children would be ideal however not necessary as we will provide plenty of opportunities within the nursery.

If you are passionate about wanting a career in childcare this is a great opportunity.

Employer

LITTLE SUNSHINES PRE-SCHOOL LTD

Address

Summerlea Community Centre

Sherwood Street

Alfreton

DE55 1LB

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Training

Training provider

CT SKILLS LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CT Skills

Contact

Lesley 07971102290 lesley.bell@ctskills.co.uk

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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