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Apprentice Nursery Assistant Kids At Heart

A hard working and enthusiastic apprentice nursery assistant is required at a successful children’s day nursery to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the setting. This is an excellent opportunity for any individual wishing to progress their career in Childcare.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £163.40

    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

    4 days per week, shift times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001725193

  • Positions

    1 available

Kids at Heart owner and general manager Julie Shaw is passionate about high quality childcare and back in 1994 she created the first Kids at Heart Nursery to provide the most comfortable, safe and stimulating environment in which to do so. Tasty, nutritious meals are lovingly prepared by our on-site chefs everyday using the freshest, high quality, locally sourced produce… the children even grow some of it! A healthy lifestyle is firmly established throughout Kids at Heart and we teach your child about self-care, making informed choices and understanding the fundamentals to managing their own health.

Our vision of this is to positively promote exercise through physical play, alongside carefully planned seasonal menus and snacks. We want to give our children the best start to the day so they can enjoy a healthy breakfast at all our settings. At our Nurseries we then offer a choice of healthy mid-morning snacks like homemade houmous with crudités, milk or water and a hot two course meal at midday. Kids at Heart care for babies through to teenagers. They provide opportunities and experiences in which children can develop within a structured, loving and professional environment, cared for by experienced and dedicated staff at all settings.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for applications from individuals who have the following skills:

  • Some previous experience with children would be an advantage
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • You need to show the ability to develop excellent communication and relationships with children, parents and colleagues
  • You must have good time management skills
  • You must be a punctual person and be on time for work

Personal qualities

  • You must be well presented and reliable
  • Successful candidates will have a lot of patience
  • Have a caring approach and be understanding
  • You must be a self driven individual

Desired qualifications

GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above in English and maths would be an advantage (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to go onto study towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard and access higher level jobs within the sector.

Things to consider

Please consider the location of the Nursery when submitting your application.


About the employer

Kids at Heart is an equal opportunity employer, encouraging all staff to extend their own personal development. The company has Post Graduate Early Years Professionals to lead and support staff teams.

Employer

Kids At Heart

Address

Low Moor Lane

Knaresborough

HG5 9JB

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Training

Training provider

FW SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FW Solutions Limited

Contact

Harvey 01423 536 672 enquiries@fwsolutions.net

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace and 20% of your working time will be dedicated to ‘Off the Job Training’. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and will have access to our online study area where you will find all your assessment materials.

Your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment at pre-arranged times.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence, and professional discussions. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio.

  • Intermediate apprenticeship for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in maths, English (where applicable)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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