Apprentice Nursery Assistant Creative Kids Pre School Day Nurseries Ltd

Creative Kids Pre School Day Nurseries 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 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC000910717

  • Positions

    1 available

Offering an opportunity to Earn as you Learn! You will be mentored and supervised by qualified professionals and you study to towards your NVQ Level 2/3 in Childcare.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

  • 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 school/Centre 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 school 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 school 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 school policy. 
  • To support the school and Centre by participating in events at either 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 or above preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

  • Possible Permanent Position

Things to consider

  • A DBS Check will be required
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

At Creative Kids we believe the key to a successful nursery lies in forging a close partnership between home and nursery."

Our aim is to provide high quality childcare in a stimulating, safe and secure environment in which each child can be helped to achieve its full potential in all areas of development.

We also follow and adhere to all policies including Health and Safety to ensure the highest possible care is achieved at all times. To help us bring the "family" atmosphere to our nursery, every one of our staff has been chosen with the utmost care. They must be fully trained or undergoing training and demonstrate a real interest in caring for children. All our staff must have the professionalism to work as a team, dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each child.

It is this commitment to the "whole child" that shines through all our children's activities. It is our blueprint towards giving your child a well­balanced, constructive day, consisting of play, learning and utmost care. At Creative Kids we believe in making the transition from home to nursery an easy one, therefore, we have a settling in policy whereby you can stay with your child in their room for as many visits as you feel are necessary.

We also provide all nappies, wipes and formula milk and bottles. Finally reports are kept on each child so you know exactly how they have been throughout their time at Creative Kids.

Employer

Creative Kids Pre School Day Nurseries Ltd

Address

69 Main Road

Romford

RM2 5EH

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Training provider

  • Childcare Level 2/3 and functional skills in English, Maths 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

Emily Laurenza


Other information

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.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017