Childcare Practitioner Apprentice CARROL LAMBERT-POWELL LIMITED

A Childcare Practitioner Apprentice is required be a proactive member of a staff team who provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment in which young children are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential. You will offer full and practical support in the day to day running of the pre-school.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £160.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001165953

  • Positions

    2 available

Main duties of role:

Below is a list of tasks and responsibilities that you are obliged to fulfil in your role as a Childcare Practitioner:

 • To understand and respect the need for consistency of care for the children – report for duty on time, maintain regular attendance, give appropriate notice of holiday requests if required during term time and report nonattendance through sickness promptly and appropriately.  

• To assist in providing a safe, supportive and caring environment for young children in the care of First Steps Pre-school to ensure that all aspects of each individual child’s development are given full consideration.

• To ensure that clean and hygienic standards are maintained at all times. This includes daily cleaning rotas, nappy changing and other nursery/housekeeping duties.

• To maintain and follow all Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times.

• To develop a thorough knowledge of all of the company’s operational policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected at all times.

• To be fully up to date with the requirements of the “Early Years Foundation Stage” and ensure that your practice meets and aims to exceed the requirements.

• To be proactive in the process of activity planning, child observation and development records on a regular basis and as requested by your Manager.

• To follow all routines, duties, timetables, rotas, record keeping activities and any other reasonable duty as requested by your Manager.

 • To ensure that communication with children, parents and the staff team is polite and courteous at all times.

• To share relevant information and ensure that information passed between parents and staff is communicated to your Manager as appropriate.

• To be an effective key person to those children assigned to you and to take on other assigned responsibilities, as requested and advised by your manager in line with knowledge and experience.

• To maintain confidentiality about all issues related to children and their families; your own and other staff members issues and any other management or operational issues.

• Involvement and enrolment in company training courses to be undertaken and completed which may, at various times, be outside normal working hours.

• To be involved in developing and delivering a stimulating and creative atmosphere within the group.

• To familiarise yourself with Early Years philosophy and materials in as far as is possible.

• To provide staff cover within the nursery group periodically, as requested by the Management team.

• To attend all mandatory training sessions and workshops (as advised by your manager).

• To attend staff meetings, professional development training and any other events as requested by your Manager.

• To support and mentor colleagues who are studying for NVQ childcare qualifications.

• To act as a role model for junior members of staff.

• To carry out any other reasonable additional duties as requested by your Manager from time to time.

• To take responsibility for continued professional development by attending courses (in-house and external), receiving constructive feedback and reading relevant material.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will be expected:

To present a clean and smart appearance at all times:

  • Only one set of earrings to be worn while at nursery (no dangling earrings or nose studs).
  • Jewellery must be kept to a minimum to prevent personal or child injury.
  • Hair to be kept neat and tidy.
  • Smart appearance is vital to maintain the professional image of the nursery. These measures help us to meet the criteria as stated in Health and Safety at Work legislation and they also protect against injury to you and the children your care.
  • To establish and maintain good working relationships and ensure that care is taken when communicating with others to avoid any unnecessary conflict.
  • To encourage an atmosphere of co-operation and respect.
  • To ensure that a polite, courteous and helpful attitude is demonstrated at all times to the children, their parents and other staff members.
  • To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times.
  • To ensure that punctuality is maintained throughout the day.

Personal qualities

You will be expected:

1. To present a clean and smart appearance at all times:

  • Only one set of earrings to be worn while at nursery (no dangling earrings or nose studs).
  • Jewellery must be kept to a minimum to prevent personal or child injury.
  • Hair to be kept neat and tidy.

Smart appearance is vital to maintain the professional image of the nursery. These measures help us to meet the criteria as stated in Health and Safety at Work legislation and they also protect against injury to you and the children your care.

2. To establish and maintain good working relationships and ensure that care is taken when communicating with others to avoid any unnecessary conflict.

3. To encourage an atmosphere of co-operation and respect.

4. To ensure that a polite, courteous and helpful attitude is demonstrated at all times to the children, their parents and other staff members.

5. To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times.

6. To ensure that punctuality is maintained throughout the day.

Qualifications required

GCSE's C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Possible Permanent Position.

Things to consider

From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Term Time Nursery

Employer

CARROL LAMBERT-POWELL LIMITED

Address

1 Pond Road

London

SE3 9JL

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Training provider

Level 3 Childcare and Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

CARE FIRST TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

emily laurenza 01277725974 emily@carefirsttraining.co.uk


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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017