Nursery Assistant Apprentice

Alpha Kids Ltd

Alpha Kids Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 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 Monday - Friday

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Aug 2017

Date posted

12 Aug 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000906143

Positions

1 available

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Adhering to policies and procedures and compliance with the children's act, health and safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the national standards.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • To implement the daily routine.
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Working with the nursery nurses on planning and preparation of activities, to meet the children's individual needs, liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery.
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasions, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural background and challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Keeping development records and observations.
  • Positive management of children's behaviour.
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Providing a good role model for students and to help new staff fit in.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • Supervision of meal times, and where appropriate, preparation of babies bottles, meal and snack times.
  • Laundry duties.
  • Attendance of staff meetings.
  • Participating in regular parents evenings, publicity , open weekends and children's outings.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the nursery manager, operations manager and area manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Qualifications required

GCSEs C or above preferable (or equivalent qualifications).

Future prospects

Possible permanent position and further training.

Things to consider

A DBS check will be required.

About the employer

Alpha Day Nursery has facilities to cater for children aged 6 months - 5 years old. Children at this stage of development learn essentially through play, and are at all times absorbing an enormous amount from what they see, hear and do.

We take pride in our service provision, which reflects in what we have on offer:

  • Spacious nursery/rooms for different age groups.
  • Spacious outdoor garden with a variety of equipment.
  • Qualified and friendly staff team.
  • Offers nursery education grant.
  • Strategic location with sweep drive and easy access to buses, trains and trams.
  • Meals cooked by a qualified cook on the premises.

Employer

Alpha Kids Ltd

Address

39 Lea Bridge Road

London

E5 9QB

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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

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

emily laurenza

Other information

From October 1st 2016 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.40 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