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Apprenticeship in Childcare Crown Wood Primary School

You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a week.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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

    Shifts may be 30-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 8am-6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001781966

  • Positions

    1 available

You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience.

This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a week to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

Activities include:

  • maintain accurate and effective children’s records
  • respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
  • support, promote, and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • work well as part of a team
  • work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
  • work in partnership with parents
  • attend parent events and meetings as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • work well as part of a team
  • work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
  • work in partnership with parents
  • attend parent events and meetings as required

Personal qualities

  • learners must be caring, professional, and able to work well as a team
  • good timekeeping, patience, and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants
  • reliable, punctual, and trustworthy
  • enjoys being creative
  • patience and the ability to remain calm at all times
  • an understanding of and respect for the diversity of families
  • appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence
  • a willingness to reflect on their own practice
  • able to demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and a basic understanding of child safeguarding

Desired qualifications

A Level 2 qualification in Childcare.

Future prospects

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles. You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work, and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.

Things to consider

Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery. There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.


About the employer

At Crown Wood School we are committed to the creation and development of a nurturing and challenging learning community where happy and enthusiastic individuals become a generation of achievers prepared for life-long learning.

We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

Employer

Crown Wood Primary School

Address

Opladen Way

Bracknell

RG12 0PE

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Training

Training provider

CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chiltern Training Ltd

Contact

Admissions Team 0118 956 6995 enquires@chilterntraining.org

  • Level 2/3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner/Educator
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)
  • Paediatric First Aid

Advanced level apprentices can choose between day release or evening 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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