Childcare Apprenticeship Bambino's Child Care Centres

Bambinos Childcare Centres have been operating in Plymouth since 1994, and are looking to recruit two child care apprentices to join the team at their Mutley Plain branch.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    35 hrs p/w over Mon-Fri between hrs of 7.30-6.00

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12-18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000779977

  • Positions

    2 available

You will be expected to work within the team to ensure the smooth day to day organisation and safety of all children. The successful apprentice must have excellent observation and communication skills and will play an active part in the development of the children in their care. You will also be a key worker to a group of children where you will play a big part in their development and overall learning journey.

You will help children to understand and demonstrate good health, hygiene and personal habits during meal times, rest periods and bathroom use, and model excellence whilst you assist in serving snacks and refreshments to children. You must also be a great team player and have excellent standards of personal hygiene and appearance, be reliable and model positive behaviour at all times.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate needs to be outgoing and able to work using their own initiative. As an apprentice you will have an interest in the needs of young children, have the ability to work as part of a team & understand the importance of confidentiality.

You will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and will be reliable and hardworking.

The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything they do.  You must have the ability to work under pressure, as well as possess good problem solving skills and flexibility in your approach to work.

Personal qualities

The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable and extremely patient, with a kind, fair and supportive approach to be able to work effectively in this child care setting.

As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, and where required, have the ability to work alone in an organised and focused manner.

An ability to communicate well with children, staff and parents is essential.

Qualifications required

GCSE A*-C or equivalent desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment by completing a level 3 qualification.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.


About the employer

Bambinos childcare centres operating in Plymouth since 1994 with sites in Mutley, Plymstock, Woolwell & Tavistock.  Each Bambinos site offers superb natural environments indoors and out where children learn and thrive!

The nursery is open from 7.30am to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year. They are closed for a week at Christmas and are closed all bank holidays.

Employer

Bambino's Child Care Centres

Address

Houndiscombe Road

Plymouth

PL4 6EU

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

Contact

Chloe Wilshaw 01752 332426


Other information

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: 31 Oct 2017