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Childcare Apprentice Level 2 Cherish Day Nursery

As an apprentice you will be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as a nursery assistant. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm (1 day at college every other week). Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    17 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736238

  • Positions

    1 available

Cherish Day Nursery is a small nursery based in Sydenham, close to transport links for an easy commute to work. Our established team are friendly and well experienced to ensure support and learning opportunities for apprentices in our care.

As an apprentice you will be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as a nursery assistant, contributing to a high-quality caring environment for children.

This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To provide a stimulating environment which fosters all areas of learning development under the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • To support with guidance from the room leader children’s individual needs including children with SEN (Special Education Needs) and EAL (English as an additional language)
  • To support and assist with the support of the room leader the development of social skills and to be a positive role model
  • To provide a secure and accessible environment in which all children can flourish regardless of race, gender, ability, nationality, religion or social background
  • To be involved in setting out equipment in a stimulating way in preparation for the start of the day and clearing away at the end of the day
  • To maintain detailed records of the children’s day to day activities to ensure daily handovers can take place between practitioner and parent/carer
  • To attend regulate staff meetings and training sessions outside of working hours
  • To promote equal opportunities throughout the nursery
  • To adhere to the nursery and boroughs health and safety policies and procedures
  • To undertake domestic tasks on a rota basis as required e.g. preparing snack, laundry, cleaning etc.
  • At all times be an ambassador for the nursery and to maintain its reputation
  • To undertake such duties and responsibilities as determined from time to time by the management team or room leader
  • To ensure you start your shift on time 
  • Role of the Keyworker: (supported by Room Leader)
  • Observing, assessing each child’s progress
  • evaluating and planning to meet children’s needs and interests appropriate to their development
  • to work in partnership with parents/carers
  • to maintain accurate records of individual children’s development and to be filled in a profile
  • to hold review meetings between keyworker and parent/carers so information can be shared, and goals and targets set
  • to complete 6 monthly reviews, transition reports and 2 years progress checks
  • work as a team to ensure the smooth transition from home to nursery, between rooms and from nursery to school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work in small teams
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Some experience working in a nursery desirable but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthiness
  • A commitment to safeguarding children at all times
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

Desired qualifications

A-C/7-4 in English & maths GCSE or equivalent preferred but not essential.

Future prospects

A permanent position offered on completion of the apprenticeship and progression to Level 3.

Things to consider

You will be required to undergo police check (DBS) if successful.

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

About the employer

Cherish Day Nursery is a small nursery based in Sydenham, close to transport links for an easy commute to work. Our established team are friendly and well experienced to ensure support and learning opportunities for apprentices in our care.

As an apprentice you will be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as a nursery assistant, contributing to a high quality caring environment for children.

This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

Employer

Cherish Day Nursery

Address

2

Jews Walk

London

SE26 6PL

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Training

Training provider

BROMLEY COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Contact

Apprenticeship Team 020 3954 4956 apprenticeships@lsec.ac.uk

On programme Training:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate

End point assessment

  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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