An Apprentice Nursery Assistant is required to assist a team of qualified Nursery Nurses with the daily duties involved in caring for children.
Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Blossoms Day Nurseries
Closing date: 20 Aug 2017
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).
37.5 hours Mon-Fri
Total hours per week: 37.50
Possible start date
28 Aug 2017
21 Jun 2016
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
Children and Young People's Workforce
ESG (SKILLS) LIMITED
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment
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