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Childcare Apprenticeship - Tops Day Nursery Winchester Tops Day Nurseries

We are currently looking to recruit a Childcare Apprentice to join us at Tops Day Nurseries to complete their Level 2 Diploma in Early Years Education.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 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 to Friday; shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001729272

  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently looking to recruit a Childcare Apprentice to join us at Tops Day Nurseries to complete their Level 2 diploma in Early Years Education joining our nursery based at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

The best thing you will ever do is begin your Childcare career with Tops Day Nurseries!” – Jasmine Hindle, Tops Day Nurseries Salisbury Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to complete your apprenticeship within a large nursery group across the South West who offer fantastic career progression opportunities and employee care with several benefits.

Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve:

  • Assist in providing a safe environment for children
  • Assisting with daily, weekly and monthly checks around the nursery
  • Assist in ensuring the unit is clean and tidy and assist in meal preparation
  • Assist colleagues with developing and maintaining good relationships with local schools, charities and involvement with the community (e.g. parades, visiting care homes)
  • Taking children on trips out and assist on picking up from school
  • Able to support children’s behaviour and act as a role model
  • Support in ensuring the environment is stimulating and appropriate including layout, display of resources, displays and equal opportunities

We are looking for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about beginning their career in childcare. You will need to take this role seriously, and be able to demonstrate a good work ethic and be able to communicate effectively with the people around you, making sure that you treat both other staff and children with respect and care at all times.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to interact with children
  • Be an active team member

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Confident
  • Motivated and willing to achieve a Level 2 in childcare

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE's at grade C/4 or above in English and maths or equivalent i.e. Functional skills - desired but not essential
  • Must be able to obtain a clear DBS

Future prospects

  • Potential to gain permanent employment within the setting
  • May be able to progress onto achieving the Level 3 Diploma

Things to consider

When starting a qualification in childcare you will be asked to carry out basic tasks such as washing up, changing nappies and clearing away toys. You will gain more responsibility with time.

You must be able to make your own way to the setting, so please make sure you are within a suitable distance to commute to the setting and that the travel time is reasonable.


About the employer

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating nurseries and play clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. The successful applicant of this position will be joining our nursery based at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Tops Winchester is an exciting, fun nursery situated within the grounds of Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Employees benefit from being in the heart of Winchester, which is home to a variety of different shops and amenities!

Tops Winchester is an exciting, fun nursery situated within the grounds of Royal Hampshire County Hospital. One of our managers, Jasmine Hindle, started her career as a Level 1 student at Tops Winchester and progressed through an apprenticeship during her time there. It was her time within the nursery which really made her believe that Childcare is what she wanted to do and she hasn’t looked back since!

“Throughout my apprenticeship I was supported by my Nursery Manager and Assessor and was exposed to the different types of roles within Tops Day Nurseries, which sparked my keen interest to progress further with the company and I was even given the responsibility of being a ‘key person’ in the unit due to my continued efforts in the role.

Employer

Tops Day Nurseries

Address

Romsey Road

Winchester

SO22 5DG

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Training

Training provider

ASPIRE TRAINING TEAM LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Training Team Limited

Contact

Megan Edwards 01202879420 megan.edwards@aspiretrainingteam.co.uk

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2
  • Functional Skills, English, maths and ICT 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Dec 2021