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Nursery Assistant Apprentice Halesfield Day Centre

Join our team. To work and support our children and to effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members).

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Closing date: 28 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.38 to £356.25

    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 to Friday. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001818656

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will involve: 

  • You will be responsible for supporting children’s learning and development, working with the management to ensure that the education and care is delivered to a very high standard
  • You will be responsible for working with parents, not only to understand their needs but to utilise their feedback to continuously improve
  • To effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of children’s development and learning and share progress with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise senior staff of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. but not limited to training, monthly staff meetings
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to becoming a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside
  • Keeping the highest regard for safeguarding children’s welfare
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • Present yourself in a professional manner at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be creative and imaginative (you need to be able to inspire the children and make learning fun)
  • To have good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • To be self-motivated
  • To have a “can do” attitude

Desired qualifications

  • To have GCSE maths and English at grades A*- D/9-3 or equivalent qualifications in these subjects

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the potential for the role to become permanent depending on performance and funding.

Things to consider

Please look at the location and ensure you can get there and back as it has limited public transport. 


About the employer

We opened our first nursery in January 1989 making us one of the most long-standing and experienced providers in Telford.

As a Registered Charity, we operate for the benefit of the people we serve - you and your children – with our income being ploughed back into improving the service and facilities for the children and developing projects to help children and families in our community.

We have a very informal approach and prefer not to dress in uniform; whilst they undoubtedly look smart, for the children, we prefer to be less ‘institution’ and more ‘home from home’. Our main aim is to ensure that children are both happy and secure in our care.

Regular, independent inspections are carried out by OFSTED and their reports are always available for you to read before you make a decision on the right nursery for your child (available at the nurseries or on the OFSTED website – see links). In addition, we are working towards the new Telford and Wrekin Council Quality Assurance Scheme for early years.

Employer

Halesfield Day Centre

Address

Halesfield 22

Telford

TF7 4QX

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Training

Training provider

TELFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology

Contact

Katie Mckeown 07889539127 katie.mckeown@telfordcollege.ac.uk

As part of the apprenticeship, the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship standard components with Telford College.

The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Early Years Educator 
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT Level 1 or 2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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