Childcare Apprenticeship Squiggles Day Care & Activity Club Ltd

A nursery practitioner plays an important role in assisting in the care and education of young children. You will be planning and organising both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of children’s personal care needs.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    Hours will be allocated on a rota basis between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001165131

  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working towards completing a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Providing professional high quality child care is the responsibility of a Nursery practitioner. You will need to take care of, play with or teach children while they are at the Nursery. You will need to be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the Nursery
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the Nursery
  • Work as part of a team to ensure correct safeguarding procedures are followed
  • Work as part of a team
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and development needs
  • The planning and preparation of activities to meet children’s individual needs.
  • Participating in activities and events
  • Liaising with parents
  • Keeping records and updating observation files
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Helping and supervising meals and mealtime

In return, Squiggles Nursery can offer you competitive rates of pay, and paid annual leave


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will be a good communicator, with the ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team.

Personal qualities

Applicants should have a desire to develop and enhance their child care skills whilst working in a supportive nursery setting. This role is ideal for anybody who has a genuine passion for working with children and that is keen to learn and progress in their own professional development. The successful applicant will be a positive role model and enthusiastic individual.

Qualifications required

• GCSE Grade A-C in Maths

• GCSE Grade A-C in English

Future prospects

During the Intermediate Apprenticeship in childcare you will have access to excellent training/development opportunities within the role. With the opportunity to progress on the advanced apprenticeship in childcare. This employer is looking to develop an apprentice, with a view of offering a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

About the employer

We provide a well-resourced nursery, which has specific areas such as: role play, construction, ICT, literacy, mathematics and creativity in order for the children to gain an understanding of the world, develop their physical, personal, social and emotional skills and to develop and extend the their imagination and intellect.

Employer

Squiggles Day Care & Activity Club Ltd

Address

21 Station Road

Hagley

Stourbridge

DY9 0NU

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Training provider

Level 2 in Children and young People's Workforce

All apprentice will have one day per week classroom training for the first 11 weeks to support with underpinning knowledge, whilst also receiving work based support to develop their competency. All learners have a dedicated assessor who will visit them within their setting to support and develop their competency and ongoing development as a nursery practitioner.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

SWIFT ACI LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SWIFTACI

Contact

Lucy Lancashire 0121 236 4836 lucy.lancashire@swiftaci.co.uk


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Closing date: 29 Aug 2017