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Childcare Apprenticeship – NVQ Level 2 THE LITTLE RIPLEY DAY NURSERIES LIMITED

The apprenticeship lasts for 13 months and will be supported by an assessor throughout the apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. This Apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful. This Apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the Childcare Sector.

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Closing date: 12 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20

    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

    Apprentices are required to be flexible to meet the needs of the business, and punctuality is key. Working as part of a team and using own initiative are essential. The average working week will be between 30-40 hours, Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000065111

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·         supporting the development of the childcare provision

·         Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun

·         Assisting the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements

·         Being a team player

·         Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately

·         Undertaking First Aid training as required

·         Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required

·         Ensuring that all Health and Hygiene requirements are always adhered to 

·         Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery, access and attitude in aspects of service delivery and management

·         Working with teams across the Centre

·         Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations

·         Preparing and maintaining the environment and resources for the children

·         Preparation of food for breakfast, snack, lunch and tea

·         Supporting children’s self-help needs

·         Being creative and enthusiastic

·         Following safeguarding rules

·         Working within confidentiality guidelines

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as you progress through your apprenticeship your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare. Your academy days will be based in Birmingham, you are required to attend 13 academy days spread out over the first 13 weeks of your apprenticeship and you will gain an NVQ Level 2.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

During the Intermediate Apprenticeship in childcare, you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities within the role, with the potential to progress on the Advanced Diploma, Level 3 Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to attend our Training Academy in Birmingham City Centre for 18 days out of your whole apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

Little Ripley Day Nursery on Short Heath road opened in 2002 and due to our increasing demand and success we had a extension in 2010 so we can now offer care for 52 children. We have five spacious and well equipped rooms offering a fun and educational environment for children from 6 weeks- 5 years. We are very fortunate to have a very large outside space, which the children love to explore all year round. The children enjoy planting seeds and growing vegetables in the spring, splashing around in the paddling pools and sprinklers in the summer, collecting leaves and conkers in the autumn and building snowmen and sledging in the winter. We always find time to get the magnifying glasses out and go on a mini beast hunt. We have 16 long serving members of staff working within the nursery, including a cook who prepares fresh nutritious meals every day. All members of staff have NVQ level 3 and CRB checks.

Employer

THE LITTLE RIPLEY DAY NURSERIES LIMITED

Address

105 Short Heath Road

Birmingham

B23 6JT

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Training

Training provider

LEAPING MAN LEARNING LIMITED

Contact

Hannah Agnew

ha@swiftcc.co.uk

01215940248

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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