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Apprenticeship in Childcare Fledglings Day Nursery

You will work five 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 to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 31 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

    Monday - Friday, between 8am - 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001789817

  • Positions

    1 available

You will work five 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 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

  • Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help
  • A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential

Personal qualities

Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team. Good time keeping, 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

The candidate can demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding.

Desired qualifications

No qualifications are required for this apprenticeship.

Functional skills including Maths and English are covered as part of the apprenticeship as is Paediatric first aid. A clear CRB may be required by the nursery.
 

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

This small nursery is based in the grounds of Little Heath School in Tilehurst and is experienced in working with apprentices.

Employer

Fledglings Day Nursery

Address

Little Heath Comprehensive School

Little Heath Road

Reading

RG31 5TY

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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 Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills as required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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