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Child Care Apprentice Humpty Dumpty

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two child care apprentices to join Humpty Dumpty Childcare in Dartmouth.

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Closing date: 20 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £137.60

    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

    The working hours will be around 32 hours per week on a rota basis, hours will be between 7.30am and 6.00pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001759699

  • Positions

    2 available

The successful apprentice must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs. You will be involved in supervising children play time, engaging children in learning and play activities. This will be an important part of your role as this will show your confidence and ability to work with young children. You will learn how to interact with young children throughout all the activities that you take part in, which will help you enjoy your progression through your apprenticeship. Throughout each day you will be keeping and updating records accordingly, as well as working with team members and maintaining a high standard of operation, so that the nursery runs smoothly and efficiently.

You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff, who will show you all the company policies and procedures required for this position, including Health and Safety in the workplace. You will be required to make sure that the nursery areas are tidy and clean at the end of the day, in preparation for the following day.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to have good communication skills with the children, colleagues and parents. You must be hardworking, reliable and the ability to follow procedures and take instructions.

An important part of this position is to be able to work well within a team and be able to use your own initiative throughout the day. Good timekeeping and attendance are also required for this position, together with a focused approach on all the duties that you carry out.

Personal qualities

The successful candidates will need to be presentable, outgoing and have a caring approach. You must be reliable, and enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn and progress in a professional busy nursery.

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will need to have a focused and patient approach, and most importantly make each day fun and enjoyable for the children.

Desired qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) in maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Future prospects

Once having completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Things to consider

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.


About the employer

Their philosophy at Humpty Dumpty Child Care is to provide families with a caring, stimulating and educational environment from 3 months old to the end of preschool.

They believe each child is unique, and they encourage them to learn at their own pace. Young children have a natural desire to learn, explore and question, at Humpty Dumpty Child Care they strive to capture their individual interests and use this to personalise their learning.

Their nursery educators are qualified to a very high standard, 95% of their team hold a level 3 qualification or above in Early Years Education. They take time to develop strong attachments and trusting relationships with both the child and their family. They adhere to the guidelines set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, setting high standards for professional conduct and practice. They continuously aim to achieve excellence in all areas of practice and early years provision and strive to be at the forefront of improving the quality of provision for young children.

Employer

Humpty Dumpty

Address

Dartmouth Community College

Milton Lane

Dartmouth

TQ6 9HW

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Training

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

Contact

Skills Group 01752 332442 enquiries@skillsgroupuk.com

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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