Nursery Assistant Apprentice Montessori Education Limited

Montessori Education Limited are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children

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Closing date: 05 Nov 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 Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000807064

  • Positions

    3 available

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 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 communication skills
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Personal qualities

  • Team work
  • Hardworking
  • Patient

Qualifications required

GCSEs C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent)

 

Future prospects

Further Training and potential full-time employment

Things to consider

Childcare is a very demanding industry with long hours and early starts. It requires you to be active and on your feet the majority of the day. It is also a very rewarding job as you will have an invaluable impact of the development of the children. A DBS Check will be required Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Montessori Education (UK), ME(UK), is a registered charity which was founded in 1993 in response to public demand for an independent organisation committed to representing the Montessori community and promoting uniformly high standards across all Montessori schools and training providers in the United Kingdom.
At that time Montessori education had a proven record of excellence, but given that the name Montessori can be freely used without necessarily incorporating the theory or practice of the Montessori method, there was a real danger that parents, children and future teachers would be sold short if there was no independent regulatory body to which they could refer. There was also confusion amongst government agencies with no single independent body that they could turn to for advice and guidance on Montessori education.
The immediate priority of Montessori Education (UK) was therefore to establish a means of regulating the standard of Montessori education in the United Kingdom. This was quickly achieved, firstly by setting up a scheme for accrediting schools that embody the principles of the Montessori method, and secondly by establishing a similar scheme for accrediting Montessori training providers, with the result that Montessori Education (UK) has now come to be recognised as the national body for Montessori standards.
Among the members of ME(UK) are Montessori training providers and awarding bodies in the United Kingdom. Each member is represented on the Council of Montessori Education (UK).

Employer

Montessori Education Limited

Address

Grange Road

London

W5 5QN

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 in Childcare
  • Functional Skills Maths, English and 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

emily laurenza


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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017