Nursery Apprentice Wetherby House Montessori

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early years setting. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years gaining experience while you learn.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 8am to 6pm, 48 weeks a year. Shifts between 8am and 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001164393

  • Positions

    2 available

Parenta have many opportunities available, and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting.

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate
  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons

The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or 3 diploma in Childcare.  

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day- to- day learning and play activities.
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented.
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about caring for children
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual

Apply now!


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking.
  • It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm, and organised

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Outgoing
  • A willingness to learn

Qualifications required

GCSE requirement English and Maths A*-C grade (or equivalent)

A level 2 in Childcare or 6-12 months experience in a childcare setting 

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in Childcare! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to Team Leading after that.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements. For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242. Please do not contact the employer directly. 100% work based apprenticeship.

About the employer

Founded in May 2012, Wetherby House Montessori is a Day Nursery that operates from a converted house, with a large garden and well equipped classrooms. At Wetherby House Montessori, we employ the teachings of Maria Montessori - whose pedagogy has changed the face of education today. Our approach hinges off of mutual respect, trust and independence - creating children who feel comfortable in their environment and within themselves. We truly believe that children who are provided with an opportunity to learn and grow will do so. Children are inherentley inquisitive, and will take in information that is made available to them in an appropriate and joyful way. Explore our site and learn about our approach to education; you will find deep-rooted passion for the benefit of the individual, the expression of the self, and the development of the child. We are very proud of all the families we are lucky enough to be a part of.

Employer

Wetherby House Montessori

Address

29-31 Purves Road

London

NW10 5SX

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Additional location information

Opening March 2017

Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English, and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

PARENTA TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group

Contact

Julie Allen 0800 002 9242


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017