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Apprenticeship in Childcare Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd

You will work five days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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 - Friday between 8am - 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001838376

  • Positions

    1 available

Activities include:

  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help
  • A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • Work well as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping, patience and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy
  • Enjoys being creative
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times
  • An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families
  • Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence
  • A willingness to reflect on their own practice
  • The candidate can demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding

Desired qualifications

To undertake the Advanced Apprenticeship candidates will need to achieve or already have achieved a GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 in maths and English prior to completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles.

You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.

Things to consider

Paediatric first aid will be covered as part of the apprenticeship. 

A clear CRB may be required by the nursery.


About the employer

This Nursery is looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice to join their team, the nursery is based in Tilehurst, in Reading.

Employer

Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd

Address

5

Western Elms Avenue

Reading

RG30 2AL

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Training

Training provider

CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chiltern Training Ltd

Contact

Admissions Team 0118 9566995 enquiries@chilterntraining.org

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard

Level 2 Diploma in children and young people's workforce depending on previous experience and qualifications. Intermediate apprentices will attend day release. Advanced can choose between day release or evening class.

Apprenticeships are made up of the Diploma plus Functional Skills in maths, English and Paediatric First Aid certificate.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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