Child Care Apprenticeship

Noah's Ark Childcare Centres

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and creative child care apprentice to join their experienced team in Plymouth.

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Closing date: 10 Jul 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

Monday to Friday 8am- 6pm - 40 hours

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12-18 months

Possible start date

17 Jul 2017

Date posted

21 Apr 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000823638

Positions

1 available

Through your apprenticeship programme, you will be involved in a lot of duties and will gain knowledge in all areas. One of your main duties will be supervising children at play time and making sure everything within the settings meets health and safety procedures. You will need to be able to engage and interact with the children in learning and play activities. You will also need to help during story time, and join in with creative and playtime activities.

Another part of this child care position will be to keep records up to date and maintain a high standard of operation, recording any issues and problems that may arise throughout the day. Another important part of this role is that the right candidate must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs, with a focus on their learning and development.

You will be supervised by an experienced and qualified member of staff throughout your training. The successful apprentice will be required to make sure that all activity and learning equipment used daily is cleaned and put away correctly, following all company processes and procedures, including health and safety in the workplace.

As a child care apprentice you will 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 will have a professional outlook, along with good observational and organisational skills. Due to the child to adult ratios associated with child care, timekeeping and reliability are a very important requirement.

 

The successful apprentice must also be able to work well as part of a team, be extremely patient and understand the importance of confidentiality.

Personal qualities

As an apprentice, you must be able to work well with other adults and children and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills. You must also be understanding, caring and trusting.

You must have the enthusiasm to learn and develop throughout your apprenticeship, to progress towards a successful career in this child care. The successful applicant will need to have a passion for child care, have a smiley, bubbly, fun personality and be approachable.

Qualifications required

Qualifications are required for this role, including GCSE grades A-E in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications for the initial induction process with Skills Group.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 qualification in child care, you may have the opportunity to progress onto an additional higher apprenticeship.

By doing this you gain the additional skills, experience and knowledge to further your career options in the child care sector.

About the employer

Noah’s Ark was established by Tim and Nyree Squires back in 1996. With a background in teaching they decided to start their own nursery, offering the kind of quality childcare service they just couldn’t find anywhere. Starting out small in a church hall, they have steadily grown from their first nursery in Prince Rock to today having eight centres across Devon.

Everything about their daycare services has been built around outstanding quality. They have a range of experienced and qualified staff that really care and carefully planned activity sessions to stimulate minds and prepare children for school mixed in with plenty of fun!

They create a family atmosphere and feel to each centre, working closely in partnership with parents to give every child the very best start in life and every parent the kind of flexible support they need to progress in their careers or just help with life in general; what unites their team is a love for children and a real desire to help families.

All staff are DBS checked and the child care provision is OFSTED registered

Employer

Noah's Ark Childcare Centres

Address

30 Looe Street

Plymouth

PL4 0EA

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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

All 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 01752 332426

Other information

The current 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: 10 Jul 2017