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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner LITTLE ANGELS DAY NURSERIES LIMITED

The apprentice will be required to work as part of a team to provide high quality care and education for children between the ages of six months and five years in a safe environment. Little Angels Day Nursery is an “Outstanding” family run nursery with a small team and longstanding staff.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £216.00

  • Working week

    4 day week; 36 hours in total worked from 8am - 6pm. Based on candidate being 18+

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001800131

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as key person to children and their families, giving emotional support and advice
  • Liaise closely with parents/carers informing them about the routines and educational provision
  • Exchange information with key families about their child’s progress
  • Work with the team to plan and deliver a stimulating curriculum to ensure that each child reaches their full potential
  • Observe, record and assess children’s learning and development
  • Help set up and tidy away activities
  • Take care of basic needs such as feeding and nappy changing
  • Keep the nursery environment, equipment and resources clean and tidy at all times with due regard to health, safety and hygiene
  • Contribute to your own personal safety and keep children at all times safe and secure
  • Contribute to risk assessments and daily checks.  Inform the manager of any issues regarding the safety of equipment
  • Have full knowledge of, and adhere to, fire drill procedures
  • Advise the Nominated Safeguarding Person of any concerns, preserving confidentiality at all times
  • Adhere to equal opportunities, ensuring each child’s individual needs are recognised, respected, and met
  • Contribute to and implement all policies and procedures
  • Work as part of a team and attend staff meetings
  • Keep up to date with good nursery practice, including attendance at workshops and training courses

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • A good standard of written English, including punctuation and grammar
  • Ability to work well in a team and complete tasks asked of you
  • Timekeeping management
  • Ability to speak confidently to parents
  • To be calm and have patience with the children.

Personal qualities

  • Committed to equal opportunities and an understanding of religious and cultural diversity
  • Friendly, flexible and with a positive outlook
  • Calm, patient, and having a genuine love of children
  • Punctual & reliable.

Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.

Future prospects

Depending on punctuality, practice and attitude, the learner has the opportunity to become a permanent member of the team.

Things to consider

Benefits 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free counselling sessions and CBT courses
  • Book GP appointments and get prescriptions online
  • Free Aura meditation and mindfulness app
  • Free weekly coffee
  • Free birthday treat
  • Free online workout and wellness classes
  • Free monthly movie stream.

About the employer

We opened in January 1990. All staff are qualified or working towards a qualification. All staff undergo a continuous programme of training and evaluation, including Child Protection and First Aid. There are two separate buildings housing those aged six months to two years (Baby Room), and two to five years (Pre-School). The Baby Room has a main playroom, cot room, and toilet/changing room. The Pre-School has two play/rest rooms with adjoining child-size toilet facilities. 

There is a large enclosed garden, which was completely refurbished in 2010, along with an additional conservatory room for all year round play, which we have recently turned into a sensory room, which both groups can access.

Employer

LITTLE ANGELS DAY NURSERIES LIMITED

Address

1a

Dudley Gardens

London

W13 9LU

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Training

Training provider

THE CHILD CARE COMPANY (OLD WINDSOR) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company

Contact

Caitlin Genge 01753 596 004 Caitlin.Genge@impactfutures.co.uk

  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Functional Skills (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

The Childcare Company is an Ofsted ‘Grade 2 Good’ established leading National training provider delivering high quality apprenticeships in partnership with childcare employers to support the development and growth of our workforce.

The Childcare Company is dedicated that each apprentice has the best possible learning journey, by providing training that develops the apprentice’s workplace skills, knowledge and personal development (behaviours), that will have a positive impact on them, in their workplace and in the wider society and most importantly sets a solid foundation to progress in their chosen career path.

Training is delivered through blended learning. Supported by one our sector specialist tutors the tutor will deliver teaching sessions using a variety of methods including: face-to-face, Skype, virtual classroom, facetime, and telephone, and additionally provide support and motivation.

Working in partnership with the employer, apprentices will be provided with ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ training during their paid working hours.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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