Nursery Apprentice STEPPING STONES MONTESSORI CHILDCARE LTD

We are looking for someone who wants to start an apprenticeship in Early Years to join our busy and dedicated team. You will learn all areas of a childcare environment and gain your qualification along the way.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000237246

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Participate and interact with children's activities, ensuring children are safe and well cared for 
  • When working with children, discuss their development and deliver a curriculum appropriate to their age, stage and ability 
  • Help with lunch times, following correct routines 
  • To provide activities appropriate to each child’s age, stage of development and individuals needs and interests and also activities that stimulate and support children’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and language development with due regard to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 
  • Listening to, encouraging, enabling, stimulating and ensuring the safe keeping of the children 
  • Ensure health & safety standards are maintained, hazards are quickly identified and removed, hygiene and cleanliness is upheld

The training you will be getting

In-house training plus the candidate will follow a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and study towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education. This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A*C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skill in the relevant subject.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to progress within the nursery.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Passionate, Caring, Empathetic, Good listener

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Nursery is in Waverton near Chester but not on a main bus route. Apprentice must be able to get to nursery reliably.

About the employer

We are a small, private, family-owned nursery setting, based in the idyllic village of Waverton, opposite St Peter’s Church on the outskirts of Chester. We are based in a beautiful Old School, which is part of the national heritage of England in a grade II listed building owned by the Duke of Westminster. Conveniently located on Chesters prime commuter routes (just off the A41) making for easy drop off and pick up on your way to and home from work, with plenty of parking outside of the nursery. The nursery is home to just over 50 children from the ages of birth to 5 years.

Employer

STEPPING STONES MONTESSORI CHILDCARE LTD

Address

THE OLD SCHOOL

VILLAGE ROAD

WAVERTON

CH3 7QN

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Training

Training provider

CHESHIRE COLLEGE SOUTH AND WEST

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Sophie Cain

sophie.cain@ccsw.ac.uk

07867143886

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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