Apprentice Nursery Assistant (Bushey) Step By Step Nursery Ltd

Step by Step are looking for a nursery assistant to assist them with the day to day duties of their childcare provisions between the ages of 6 months - 5 years. If you are enthusiastic, fun and caring this is your entry into the childcare industry!

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    37.5 hours Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2015

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000628516

  • Positions

    1 available

Step by Step are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

Offering an opportunity to Earn as you Learn! You will be mentored and supervised by qualified professionals and you study to towards your NVQ Level 2/3 in Childcare.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

  • To ensure that each child’s potential is fully developed in a social, physical, psychological and cultural sense and their development both as an individual and as a member of a group, is paramount at all times.
  • To share responsibility for the preparation of a stimulating and caring environment, with due regard to all aspects of Health and Safety. 
  • To participate in planning and organising appropriate play and educational activities.
  • To observe, assess and contribute to the written record of each child’s progress. 
  • To foster each child’s development and growth of independence and self-reliance. 
  • To encourage the children in developing both English and their own language.

As part of the team, to contribute and participate in: 

  • Planning and preparation of the class, group work and individual work to suit the needs and age of the pupils 
  • Whole school/Centre record keeping 
  • Participating in meetings relating to: curriculum development, general administration, school organisation and pastoral arrangements. 
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety, both on school premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere. 
  • To provide personal care to a child, whilst at the same time encouraging their independence. 
  • To encourage and value the involvement of parents/carers in the life of the school and to appreciate and recognise the expert knowledge they have of their child. 
  • To implement the Centres/ Council’s Equalities and Race Equality policies fully. To work actively to overcome and prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and status. 
  • To be aware of own practice and keeping up with current trends in education. Attend relevant courses and INSET, in accordance with priorities in the Centre Development Plan.
  • To render first aid in accordance with school policy. 
  • To support the school and Centre by participating in events at either site. 
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time to meet the needs of the setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • fun, caring, compassionate and patient

Qualifications required

  • A-C GCSE's or equivalent in English & Maths preferred

Future prospects

  • Further training and employment opportunities

About the employer

Fun loving, professional caring environment for children and employees alike.

Established for over 20 years in London, this nursery provides the experience and profession you need to kick start you career in childcare.

With a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated approach you could see yourself excel in the nursery environment year after year to management level. Your future starts here!

Employer

Step By Step Nursery Ltd

Address

1 William Street

Bushey

WD23 2HU

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Training provider

  • Children & Young People's Workforce L2
  • Functional Skill
  • English/Maths/ICT (If Required)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

WALTHAM FOREST COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

Donald - 07788249163


Other information

DBS Check required

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2017