Childcare Apprenticeship The Honey Bee PreSchool
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 month in person and once a month online to gain your apprenticeship qualification.
Closing date: 31 Jul 2022
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: 18.00
Possible start date
01 Aug 2022
12 Jan 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
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 to gain your apprenticeship qualification.
- 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
- Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help
- A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential
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.
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.
Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the level 3 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.
Role for 18 hours per week due to business needs.
About the employer
At the Honey Bee we believe children are unique and individual and deserve to be loved, cherished and nurtured.
It is the staff that add the special magic to your children’s day and therefore practitioners are specially selected to care for and educate your children on a daily basis in the best possible way and to make their earliest years the happiest ones.
All practitioners hold an enhanced DBS check (police check), hold at least a level 3 childcare qualification and are trained in pediatric first aid and safeguarding/child protection. Through ongoing professional development, we are committed to sustaining a workforce of highly qualified and knowledgeable practitioners. These dedicated staff understand child development and use their knowledge to provide stimulating and educational activities that inspire, challenge and fascinate the children.
Through play, our professional, dedicated and caring practitioners promote each individual child’s learning and interests. We take inspiration from a variety of different perspectives including the Forest School approach. We give our children regular opportunities to explore and learn outdoors in the natural environment and use a secure, community garden in which activities take place. Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.
CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chiltern Training Ltd
Admissions Team 01189566995 email@example.com
- Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Possibility of starting at Level 3 Early years Educator depending on age, experience, qualifications)
- Functional Skills in English and maths as required
Early years practitioner
Level 2 (GCSE)
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