Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Smartstarts Day Nursery

Smartstarts Day Nursery 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.

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Closing date: 05 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£140.00

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

40 hours per week M-F (8-6)

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 May 2017

Date posted

16 Sep 2015

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000701543

Positions

2 available

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

1. 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.

2. To share responsibility for the preparation of a stimulating and caring environment, with due regard to all aspects of Health and Safety.

3. 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.

4. To foster each child’s development and growth of independence and self-reliance.

5. To encourage the children in developing both English and their own language.

6. 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.

7. Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety, both on school premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.

8. To provide personal care to a child, whilst at the same time encouraging their independence.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. To render first aid in accordance with school policy.

13. To support the school and Centre by participating in events at either site.

14. 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 communication skills
Caring
Enthusiastic

Personal qualities

Ambitious
Passionate
Motivated

Qualifications required

GCSE's C or above in Maths, English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Further Training and potential full time job

Things to consider

A DBS Check will have to be completed

About the employer

At Smartstarts, we cater to these needs within the highest standards of child care in a safe and secure environment. A highly experienced team; modern facilities, with an outdoor area to provide a balanced and varied experience. An experience we are confident will engender a sense of enjoyment from learning that will install a drive to succeed - an experience that will shape a lifetime habit for children.

We are looking for an addition to our Admin team to help with the daily running the company.

Employer

Smartstarts Day Nursery

Address

Little Ilford Rectory

124 Church Road

London

E12 6HA

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Training provider

Childcare Level 2 and 3
Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.

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

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Closing date: 05 May 2017