Apprentice Nursery Assistant HUMBERSTONE PARK DAY NURSERY LTD

A Level 2 Apprentice Nursery Assistant is required. You will provide a high standard of physical, emotional, and social care for children placed in the setting, give support to our staff and work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn. You will build and maintain a strong partnership with parents to meet the children's needs.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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 to Friday shifts between 7.30am and 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250140

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be flexible within working practices
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc.
  • Undertaking other responsibilities where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding officer.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards your Early Years/Childcare Level 2 qualification (an industry recognised Qualification) which is delivered via monthly 2–3-hour lessons with your assigned Trainer Assessor (TA) via teams. Throughout the month, you will complete self-led study which will include assignments, worksheets, projects, etc. and blended learning and development activities/training with your manager and shadowing team members.

All learning will be completed in your workplace and during your working hours. Units that you will be studying include exploring roles & opportunities, supporting SEN or disabilities, supporting effective communication, supporting health & safety, child development up to 7 years, working with parents & professionals, supporting activities and educational programmes, promoting wellbeing, and safeguarding young children.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

 

Future Careers:

·         Assistant Childminder

·         Nursery Assistant

·         Nursery Nurse

·         Nursery Practitioner

·         Nanny

·         Early Years Workers

·         Early Years Practitioner

Please go to https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Early-Years-Practitioner-Overview-L2.pdf for more information.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Initiative, Enthusiastic, Role Model, Confidence

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

INTERESTED? Before you apply…. • Make sure you’ve fully read and understood the advert, the company, and the qualification. • Are you committed to completing the apprenticeship qualification? • Do you meet the eligibility criteria? • Have you explained in your CV/Cover letter why you are applying and what interests you about this qualification? • Is your CV up to date and relevant to this role? If you need help with this, please use our CV template: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx What happens next? If you’re application is successful, you will receive a phone call from our Recruitment Consultant. So, please ensure that this is apprenticeship programme is of interest to you as it will be a minimum 12-month commitment. If you are interested in an apprenticeship but unsure what you would like to do, please contact us for advice: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/contact-us/ After this phone call, you will be requested to complete a supporting statement that will be added to your CV before being sent to the employer. You will then be sent English and Maths assessments and a Basic Information Form to complete. The assessments must take at least 30 minutes and you need to achieve a Level 1 or above to be put forward for the position. You will also be asked to complete a Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours assessment (KSB) to recognise any prior learning related to the qualification.

About the employer

We are an Ofsted approved day nursery which provides care from the age of 4 weeks up to 12 years old. Our location has the most up-to-date finger print recognition technology to allow a controlled secure access. All room have CCTV monitoring to allow an extra peace of mind. Our graduate lead team work closely with parents and carers to help your child achieve the best in life, supporting everyone in taking the next steps your child will need to reach their next stage of development. The areas of learning are designed to create a bright, welcoming and homely feeling always inviting your child to feel comfortable and relaxed. All equipment is modern and age appropriate, located within reach to help stimulate all interests. We are situated within a large beautiful park which allows us to support your child in exploring new environments and experience the world outside.

Employer

HUMBERSTONE PARK DAY NURSERY LTD

Address

301 UPPINGHAM ROAD

LEICESTER

LE5 4DG

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Training

Training provider

CT SKILLS 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

Contact

Isabella

isabella.todd@ctskills.co.uk

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

Please complete the application form and of course attach your CV. This will give us the best chance of being able to contact you. Your CV should be a word document or pdf that we will be able to edit if we decide to take your application further- not an image.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024