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Nursery Assistant Apprentice Little Acorns Day Nursery

To support the staff team to ensure the smooth running of the setting, with regard to all health and safety matters affecting the children in your care.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001742097

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To support the staff team to ensure the smooth running of the setting, with regard to all health and safety matters affecting the children in your care.
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Adhering to policies and procedures of Childcare Providers and compliance with the children's act, health and safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the national standards.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • To have sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and to work within this framework.
  • To implement the daily routine.
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • The planning and preparation of activities, to meet the children's individual needs, liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery.
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasions, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural background and challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Keeping development records and observations.
  • Positive management of children's behavior.
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Providing a good role model for students and to help new staff fit in.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • Supervision of meal times, and where appropriate, preparation of babies bottles, meal and snack times.
  • Laundry duties.
  • Attendance of staff meetings.
  • Participating in regular parents evenings, publicity , open weekends and children's outings.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the nursery manager, operations manager and area manager .
  • Practical understanding of safeguarding duties, role of safeguarding officer and current safeguarding legislations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE's C or above preferable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Possible Permanent Position

Things to consider

  • A DBS Check will be required

About the employer

We are an established childcare provider that has been offering the very best standards of childcare for more than 20 years.

Operating from the ground floor of a large Victorian house near Catford Bridge Station, Little Acorns is registered  for the care and education of 30 children aged between 1-5 years.

Children are divided by age into three classrooms and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with age appropriate activities and equipment.  We are especially proud of our large, well equipped garden which we feel is a particularly inviting space in which children can play and learn.

Employer

Little Acorns Day Nursery

Address

13

Exbury Road

London

SE6 4NB

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Training

Training provider

CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

Sam Keeble 07495 553353 sam.keeble@carefirsttraining.co.uk

  • Childcare Level 3 NVQ and functional skills in English, maths and ICT if required.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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