Child Care Apprentice Bumblebees Day Nursery
Bumble Bee’s have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join their child care facilities based in Woolwell, Plymouth.
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
06 Nov 2017
19 Jan 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
You will carry out duties such as helping to organise playtime activities, and planning and assisting in projects for games and exercise sessions. You must make sure that the children’s safety and welfare is a priority at all times as well as making all activity sessions fun and enjoyable. You will also help to organise and prepare lunch and snacks for all the children.
Part of your daily duties will be to take part in art and craft activities, this will be a good opportunity to get to know the children and create a bond between each individual.
An important part of any company’s requirements is to make sure that all health and safety procedures are followed in the workplace at all times, and all the equipment is put away at the end of each day.
The successful candidate will be supervised throughout their apprenticeship by a fully trained member of staff, who will assist them in all aspects of your role for this position.
Requirements and prospects
The ideal candidate will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and will need to be reliable and hardworking. You must have the ability to follow procedures from given instructions.
You must be able to work well as part of a team and use your own initiative when working alone.
The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything you do. The ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility, are also desirable.
The successful candidate must be reliable, hardworking and have the ability to learn and develop their child care skills. Good timekeeping and attendance are both very important for this position, as you may be required to start earlier on occasions.
Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-E in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.
About the employer
Bumblebees Day Nursery
The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:
- Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
- Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
- Employment Responsibilities and Rights
- Emergency First Aid
- Certified Health and Safety Course
- Internet Safety / Safeguarding
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 six to eight 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.
Children and Young People's Workforce
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd
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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017