Apprentice Nursery Assistant Orchid Montessori Nursery School

Orchid Montessori 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 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

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    21 May 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000842099

  • Positions

    1 available

Roles & Responsibilities

  • 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 Nursery 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 nursery 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 nursery 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 nursery by participating in events on 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

Qualifications required

  • GCSE's C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Further training and potential full-time employment

About the employer

At Orchid Montessori we aim to provide every child a happy, healthy and safe environment, where the children have fun and learn through play. We endeavour to offer a nurturing environment which will bring out the best in each child and meet their individual needs through the Montessori Philosophy.
The nursery is run by Pam, who is fully qualified as a Montessori Directress and has over 20 years of experience in the montessori method of education. Her team are also fully qualified in child care and are CRB checked. The safety, security, respect and needs of each child is of paramount importance to us and ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to reach his/her full potential in our care.

Employer

Orchid Montessori Nursery School

Address

Main Road

Romford

RM2 5EL

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Childcare
  • Functional Skills 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

Johan


Other information

A DBS Check will be 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 Nov 2017