Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Blossoms Day Nurseries

An Apprentice Nursery Assistant is required to assist a team of qualified Nursery Nurses with the daily duties involved in caring for children.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£131.25

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

37.5 hours Mon-Fri

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

28 Aug 2017

Date posted

21 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000860940

Positions

1 available

Working in a privately owned nursery offering full day care from 6-weeks to 12 years, the successful candidate will be participating in the following duties on a daily basis:

  • To work as part of the nursery team to provide high quality care and education for the children 
  • To supervise and play with the children
  • To oversee activities which cover all areas of children's development
  • To liase with and support parents and carers 
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery e.g preparing snacks and cleaning
  • Ensure good hygeine and cleanliness is maintained at all times
  • To support the team in providing effective planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Ensure all nursery policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To attend in and out of working hours activities e.g staff meetings 
  • To work in a professional, efficient and caring manner at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has the ability to work well in a team but who is also able to use their own initiative and work independently.
  • The successful candidate will need to be a confident individual with a caring manner
  • You will be required to work to training deadlines with good time management skills

Personal qualities

  • You will need to be a hardworking individual who has a proactive approach to their work
  • You must be a good communicator
  • You must endeavour to be a good role model to the children
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential
  • A smart appearance is essential
  • Willingness to succeed as a childcare worker

Qualifications required

  • No formal entry requirements are required as full training will be provided
  • However, it is essential that you can demonstrate the ability to achieve Level 1 Application of Number and Communications as this is a compulsory part of the framework
  • GCSE passes in Maths and English Language or equivalent are advantageous as evidence of this will exempt you from sitting the key skills tests

Future prospects

Possibility of securing a permanent job within the company on completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship framework. Progression onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is a possibility.

Things to consider

  • You will be expected to attend off the job training hours at our Leicester training centre
  • You will have to study and revise for tests as part of your QCF Certificate
  • You will be expected to complete tasks set by your assessor within the given timescales
  • You will be expected to work rotating shift patterns in the nursery from 7.30am - 6pm
  • You will be expected to change and dispose of nappies if working with babies

About the employer

This is a nursery based just outside the city centre. They offer childcare for from 6 weeks - 12 years old.

Employer

Blossoms Day Nurseries

Address

3-5 Stoneygate Road

Leicester

LE2 2AB

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Training provider

The successful candidate will need to complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. The framework includes a QCF Level 2 certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, Level 1 functional Skills in Application of Number & Communications and Paediatric First Aid.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

ESG (SKILLS) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment

Contact

Chloe Gibbard

Other information

From 1st October 2015 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2017