Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Tiddley Tots Nursery Limited

Tiddley Tots 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 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£160.00

Working week

40 hours

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Aug 2017

Date posted

01 Sep 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000876799

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 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

  • GCSEs C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Further Training and potential full-time employment

Things to consider

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.

About the employer

We aim to provide a” home from home” environment for our children; this will assist them in developing meaningful relationships with peers, adults and carers. We endeavor to imbue an ethos that takes into consideration the cultural and ethnic attitudes of our parents and children. The physical, emotional and psychological well being of children in our care is paramount and we will always endeavor to act within a framework that supports and enhances their welfare.

Encouraging Active Play
Teaching children to take pleasure in physical activity and incorporating exercise into their daily lives can assist them in being healthier in. Children will be given opportunities to run, jump, climb, and play throughout their day, with older kids being encouraged to take part in structured games and sports.

Facilitating Social Development
Kids discover a lot about how to interact with others whist they are in nurseries. By preschool, many have developed essential first friendships and are learning to value and appreciate the company of others. We encourage children’s social development by engaging them in group games and craft projects, seating children together for meals and snack times, and choosing activities that promote creative play. For older kids, teachers and helpers will help kids to develop compassion and understanding for others by reading books and leading discussions about emotions and behaviours.

Supporting Kids’ Educational Goals
Education is a big part of childhood and kids who are encouraged to prioritise learning will reap the rewards both in school and in the outside world. It’s important for kids to have fun at day care, but some of their time there should be spent on activities that support their intellectual development, helping them to do well from an academic standpoint. We aim to incorporate lessons into many of the activities in day care, even those that do not appear to be “educational” at first glance. For example, planting and tending a vegetable garden may seem like to children, but by engaging in such an activity, kids can learn a great deal.

Employer

Tiddley Tots Nursery Limited

Address

Greenwood Road

London

E8 1AB

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Training provider

Level 2/3 Childcare
Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT 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 Pedrono

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 Aug 2017