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Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Little Angels Day Nursery

Little Angels Day Nursery is looking to appoint 2 highly dynamic and motivated apprentices to join the current team of staff to help develop children in the nursery ensuring they are cared for in a happy and stimulating environment. We want all members of the team to follow their passion for showing empathy and understanding of children under five.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £120.25

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 25.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001818325

  • Positions

    2 available

- Be constantly aware of the needs of all children at all times.
- Plan and prepare a wide variety of activities for the children that is suitable to their individual stages of development.
- Ensure that child records, such as learning diaries/next steps and individual folders are kept up to date.
- Build up relationships with the parents in order to reduce the division between home and nursery for the child.
• Ensure the provision of high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history.
• Ensure the maintenance of adequate standards of cleanliness and hygiene for the children attending the nursery. This includes changing nappies and toilet training. (See procedures)
• Undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, eg. Cleansing of equipment etc and the cleaning of rooms. Ensuring the nursery is kept clean and tidy.
• Be required to update your mandatory training when required and to attend any other training that may benefit the children in your care or the nursery as a whole.  
• Record accidents/incidents on the correct forms.
• Always ensure that someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects each child.
• Accompany small groups of children on regular local outings, e.g. to the shops, park etc.
• Assist in the provision of support and guidance to students on placement.
• Attend staff meetings, parents’ evenings, and occasional social functions. 
• Need to be flexible within working practices of the Nursery.  Be prepared to help when and where needed. 
• Ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing for the children.  Assist with serving the children’s lunches, to stack the dish washer, wash-up any extra dishes and to generally clear the kitchen after lunch when Catering Manager is absent.  Also, to prepare toast and afternoon tea for the children.
• Will be required to participate in staff training and annual performance reviews.
• Ensure that all policies/procedures and risk assessments are read, understood and adhered to.
• BE HAPPY AND APPROACHABLE AT ALL TIMES!


Undertake any other duties requested by the Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager or Nursery Coordinator in the interest of the setting/children as and when required to do so


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

- Have excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents
- Have the ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
- Have excellent organizational skills
- Have administrative and basic IT skills

Personal qualities

- Be able to work on own initiative
- Be reliable, highly motivated and enthusiastic
- Be able to show a commitment to quality in all areas
- Be able to perform under stress

Desired qualifications

Hold or be able to achieve English and mathematics GCSEs (or equivalent) at level 5 or above

Future prospects

Possibility of full-time employment

Things to consider

- Must show empathy and understanding of children under five and have a calm and caring nature 
- Have the ability to work as part of a team
- Work towards achieving Food Hygiene Certificate and Paediatric First Aid
- Have administrative and basic IT skills


About the employer

Little Angels Day Nursery is an independent/private childcare provision located in a residential area between Bearwood and Smethwick in Birmingham.  Our Mission is to offer an excellent service through a vibrant, warm and welcoming nursery that is small enough to be personal, with motivated and inspirational staff who are kind, attentive and committed to making us big enough to take on the challenge of nurturing inquisitive minds

Employer

Little Angels Day Nursery

Address

2

Davison Road

Smethwick

B67 6JL

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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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Maths and English - if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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