Apprentice Nursery Assistant K & S ANGELS DAY NURSERY LTD

Monkey Puzzle Nursery in Mitcham are looking for apprentice nursery assistants to join their friendly team, to work with them, and study Level 2 Childcare.

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    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

    Up to 40 hours, Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 6.30 pm, shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001194600

  • Positions

    2 available

A friendly Day Nursery based in Mitcham is looking for an Apprentice Nursery nurse to join their friendly, hardworking and caring team. 

You will get the chance to complete activities with children such as messy play & circle time, complete daily written observations of the children and produce developmental records for them.

You’ll also contribute ideas to planning, set up activities throughout the day, and talk to parents and other members of staff.

This is a great opportunity for someone who really cares about children and wants to start a rewarding career in childcare.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal applicant will have experience working in a childcare setting (but this is not essential).
A good level of written and spoken English and good communication skills are essential.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Committed 
  • Passionate about working with children 

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) Maths & English grades A*-C preferred.

Future prospects

On completion of the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce you may be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma (EYE). This is the next stage in your childcare career, and would enable you to be counted in ratio, which you will learn more about during your Level 2.

Things to consider

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 1 You’ll meet with a Smart Training advisor in person as part of your application process, and to help you with your career development. No applications for this vacancy will be considered without meeting us first. 2 Initial English, Maths and ICT assessments tests will be carried out, as part of the registration process to make sure we know what level you’re currently working towards, and what tuition you’ll need. 3 The starting wage for this role is the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, which is £3.50 per hour from April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to students in the first year of any new apprenticeship, regardless of level, although some employers may pay a higher rate. 4 The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training 5 A DBS check will be required which we or the nursery will help with. 6 Employer interviews will be carried out before the vacancy closing date, and a start date arranged as soon as possible if you are the successful candidate 7 This role requires you to be active, working with children for most of your day. You’ll speak to speak to parents and other staff, fill in paperwork on a daily basis and will be required to take children out of the setting when necessary.

About the employer

Here at Monkey Puzzle in Mitcham, our rooms have been designed and structured to offer a safe and secure environment for little ones to develop and learn through play. We have dedicated rooms for our various age ranges and each room reflects the seven areas of learning, as prescribed in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All of our facilities are designed to be accessible to every child.

Employer

K & S ANGELS DAY NURSERY LTD

Address

379 London Road

Mitcham

CR4 4BF

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Training provider

Once employed, Smart Training will offer you the best possible training experience to help you become a qualified member of staff. You’ll study for your Level 2 Certificate with one of our knowledgeable, helpful tutors. You’ll attend a friendly, local study group once a month on a Saturday and will also have an apprenticeship expert called a Progress Manager to help you to plan your work, give you feedback and give you a chance to have your say.

Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be awarded a Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce, Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in Maths, English and ICT and you’ll also receive a certificate in Employment Rights and Responsibilities. These are nationally-recognised qualifications which are sought by many employers.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Smart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training

Contact

Jane Minney


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Closing date: 17 Aug 2017