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Apprentice Nursery Assistant New Mind Nursery

Your role will be to assist other members of the team within the pre-school, under the direction of the Manager, whilst gaining knowledge and skills to develop your own childcare career. To provide day to day care and activities for the children that promotes fun and positive behaviour.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    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

    Working days are Monday to Thursday, 32 hours a week, 30 minutes unpaid break over 4 days making 30 hours paid work.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001834289

  • Positions

    1 available

Have you a passion for delivering the best quality care in early years?

Your role will be to assist other members of the team within the pre-school, under the direction of the Manager, whilst gaining knowledge and skills to develop you own childcare career. To provide day to day care and activities for the children that promotes fun and positive behaviour. To interact with children and assist other members of the team within the nursery whilst gaining knowledge and skills to develop you own childcare career. You will assist in setting up the nursery and ensure the children are kept safe at all times.

The role of the Early Years Assistant involves working as part of the pre-school team to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children to help prepare them for Primary School.

Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the daily routine
  • To assist with curriculum planning
  • Prepare and supervise activities
  • Plan activities suitable for the age range and individual needs of the children within the setting
  • Liaise with parents / carers and staff members
  • Undertake domestic duties within the unit
  • Attend training sessions outside normal working hours
  • Undertake all ad hoc duties and projects within the nursery
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Contribute to a high standard of quality within the nursery
  • Ensure appropriate planning and assessment is accurately maintained for key children
  • Supervise and support children at all times
  • Ensure that equality of access and opportunity is provided to all children, parents, staff and visitors
  • Ensure that all children are kept safe
  • Notify Designated Officer of any safeguarding concerns
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, colleagues and visitors
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues and visitors
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures and undertake a shared responsibility for cleanliness and health and safety throughout the nursery
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, planning meetings and undertake training as required
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line manager

Please Note - 

  • The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus 20% time spent in training. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen interest in working with children
  • Willing to prove excellent childcare
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of age groups

Personal qualities

  • Dedicated
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic
  • Outgoing disposition
  • Punctual
  • Well presented

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 9-4 (A* to C) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Future prospects

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification 
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment 
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Things to consider

INTERVIEW

  • We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date.

Reality Check

  • You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work.  Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

About the employer

Our Nursery is a happy place where all children learn to respect one another, work and play together co-operatively and enjoy learning through play.

We provide a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum that is differentiated to meet the needs of all children which enables children to develop their full potential.

The nursery operates term time only between the hours 8am-4pm

Employer

New Mind Nursery

Address

Miskin Memorial Hall

Hever Court Road

Gravesend

DA12 5EG

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.  

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jul 2022