Nursery Apprentice Level 2 - Leighton Buzzard Grandir

Kiddi Caru Day Nursery and Preschool in Leighton Buzzard, part of Grandir UK, is currently looking for a Nursery Apprentice to help provide high-quality childcare whilst working toward a recognised qualification. We offer a benefits portal, discounted childcare and a host of wellbeing benefits.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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, term time only. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224070

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Grandir our mission is to inspire children to grow happy, smart, and healthy and thrive as individuals. Excellent quality childcare and education is evident when the children and family are truly placed at the centre of all we do and as a well-known and sought-after employer within the childcare sector, we recognise it is our people that provide exceptional education and care with every child and family at the centre of all they do.

As a Nursery Apprentice you will be expected to provide the highest level of care and education for children attending the nursery. Whilst you are gaining hands on experience in a high quality childcare setting you will be working towards recognised childcare qualifications.

What will you be doing:

  • Ensuring that the children’s individual needs are identified and met
  • Supervising and supporting the children at all times
  • Carrying out a wide range of interactive tasks including reading stories, helping at mealtimes, playing games, and changing nappies
  • Act as a positive, practical role model for the children
  • Develop friendly, professional relationships with staff members and parents
  • Ensure you fully understand and follow Safeguarding Procedures

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Kiddi Caru will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. If successful, you will complete a level 2 early years practitioner apprentice standard, which includes;

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Kiddi Carus dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Continued development and progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Grandir UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role. We are an equal opportunity employer and select staff purely on merit.

About the employer

Located in a beautifully renovated house in the Briggington area of Leighton Buzzard.

Employer

Grandir

Address

Hockliffe Road

Leighton Buzzard

Bedfordshire

LU7 9NX

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Training

Training provider

REALISE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Feb 2024