Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Sandra Edie

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 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    0900 - 1700 on shifts changing throughout the week Monday to Friday - This is a small start up and hours may increase through time.

    Total hours per week: 16.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    23 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001188743

  • Positions

    1 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

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.40 but will be rising to £3.50 from the 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour. 


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 and Outgoing with a willingness to learn

Qualifications required

No minimum GCSE requirement

Future prospects

Potential to progress onto a level 3.

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. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £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

As a mother myself, I understand how challenging it can be to care for children with varying abilities, needs and interests plus the general needs of children which includes healthy eating and a place that they can be comfortable and rest to balance their healthy growth. I am well aware of the demands and responsibilities involved in caring for children. I have no doubt that the experiences that I have had already with bringing up my own children and grandchildren help me in my role as a childminder. As part of my pre-registration training I successfully completed a six week induction course in childminding ran by the local Early Years Team and approved by Ofsted. The course covered a wide range of subjects including child protection, health and safety, child development and behaviour management. Following this training I obtained my First Aid Certificate for babies and young children and attended several courses covering a variety of areas from child development, health and safety to nutrition and hygiene. I believe it is vitally important to continue to further my training and refresh my skills in order for me to provide a good quality childcare service.

Employer

Sandra Edie

Address

Flat 4

Priory Court

1 Cheltenham Road

London

SE15 3BG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Work based learning

 

Childcare Level 2

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 0029 242


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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017