Apprentice Nursery Assistant Level 3 - CherryGrove, High Wycombe Family First - Cherry Childcare

Are you looking to start your career within childcare? Come and join our fun and dynamic team! Develop your early years career with this fantastic opportunity in a growing, ambitious company, providing care, education and compliance for children to the highest standard. Competitive salary, uniform and lunch provided, plus other excellent benefits.

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

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Closing date: 04 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

    40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250962

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

CherryGrove Nursery are delighted to have an opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team. As an Early Years Apprentice you will be trained on the job to give you a true representation of what it is like to work in a day nursery.

You will be allocated a buddy who you will work alongside, and you will work towards undertaking the role of a key person. Within the role of Apprentice, you will attend training days with our training provider and the other days will be based at your allocated nursery.

During your apprenticeship you will be required to;

  • To assist team members in providing the highest standard of compliance, care and education for children, and effectively manage daily operations of the nursery, including positive partnerships with staff and parents.
  • To contribute ideas to planning ensuring children receive high quality of learning and development.
  • To liaise with nursery staff regarding children’s specific needs and requirements.
  • To maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment
  • To adhere to all Nursery policies and procedures
  • To always meet health and safety and environmental health requirements
  • You will work closely with your buddy to support the development of good practice with regards to inclusion.
  • You will also observe, assess and plan interesting, stimulating, and challenging activities that link to the individual learning, development needs and abilities of the children in your care.

Rewards and Benefits*:

  • Competitive Salary - up to £11.44ph dependent on age and experience
  • Annual leave starts at 20 days on top of a paid birthday day off and public bank holidays.
  • Annual pay review to ensure competitive salary.
  • Team fun days and award events to thank and celebrate our wonderful teams.
  • 50% off nursery fees for our team member’s children and up to 25% for grandchildren/friends/families.
  • Employee assistance helpline offering confidential counselling and advisory service from qualified and trained experts 24/7.
  • Exceptional learning & development opportunities tailored to you.

*All perks are pro-rota for part time staff and subject to successful completion of probationary period. These perks may be subject to further conditions and can be withdrawn or reviewed at the discretion of the company.

Begin your Family First Nurseries journey today and apply now!

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. CherryGrove Nursery 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.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through CherryGrove Nursery's 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working our nurseries. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process.

About the employer

Cherry Childcare, part of the Family First Nursery Group, offers the highest quality childcare for children aged 7 months to 5 years. We want to ensure that our family first spirit and curriculum positively impacts as many families as possible. Always putting our families first, the safety and wellbeing of all our children, staff and parents is our number one priority.

Employer

Family First - Cherry Childcare

Address

Deeds Grove,

High Wycombe

Hertfordshire

HP12 3NU

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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 educator

Level 3 (A level)

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: 04 Jun 2024