Nursery Apprentice

Living Spring Montessori

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early years setting. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years gaining experience while you learn.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£105.00

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

30 hours a week min

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

Childcare Level 2 Duration12 - 18 MONTHS

Possible start date

01 Aug 2017

Date posted

15 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000856690

Positions

1 available


Parenta have many opportunities available, and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend! We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting. The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate
  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or 3 diploma in Childcare.
Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day- to- day learning and play activities.
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented.
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.
Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.
Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about caring for children
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual
The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.30. This is the legal minimum pay per hour. Most receive more; a median basic hourly pay rate of £6.31 for Level 2 and 3, and £9.68 for Level 4 and 5 Higher Apprentices.
From 1 October 2016 the rate will increase by 3% to £3.40 per hour.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking
  • It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm and organised

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn

Qualifications required

  • No GCSE Minimum requirement however if you would like to progress to Level 3 then you will need to have English and Maths A* - C Grade or equivalent

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in childcare! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to a level 3 after that.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements.
For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242.

Please do not contact the employer directly.

About the employer

Being a small family-run nursery enables us to maintain a caring family-style relationship and to be responsive to the needs of our children, staff and families. We aim to promote the well-being of the children in our care and to nurture intelligence, curiosity and imagination by developing each child’s unique talents. Our ultimate mission is to prepare the children in our care for life.

All the age brackets we stipulate for our classes are approximate, and as with many nurseries, permanent transitions between classes depends on the child’s readiness and our availability.

Employer

Living Spring Montessori

Address

St. Michaels Road

London

NW2 6XG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

LEARNDIRECT

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group

Contact

Julie Allen

Other information

100% Work based apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). 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.

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017