Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Lifetime Training
160.00 per week
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has opened up at a fantastic nursery setting. You will work under the instruction of senior staff to support and assist with the day to day activities of the nursery.

You will have a passion for working with children and have the ability to work as part of a team to provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment that encourages children to learn. You will take part in the day to day responsibility of the care, well-being, monitoring and record keeping whilst maintaining health and safety, and child protection procedures.

To provide high quality care and education for under 5's by:
• Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
• Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
• Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
• Contributes observations to children's development on tapestry
• Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
• Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
• Actively promotes each child's self esteem

To maintain a safe environment for the children and adults in the nursery ensuring that:
• Equipment and resources are set up and cleared away each session
• Making sure equipment is maintained and any issues are reported to the nursery manager
• Good hygiene standards are maintained and 10 rules of food hygiene are adhered to
• Safety procedures are adhered to
• Arrival/ departure procedures are observed and children are kept safe during the session itself
• The physical, toileting and hygiene needs of the children within the nursery are attended to.

To comply with all relevant procedures covering child protection, special needs, equal opportunities, with special regard to multi-discriminatory procedures.
• To work as part of a team
• To communicate positively and effectively both inside and outside the nursery, to:
• Develop and maintain a partnership with parents / carers
• To actively contribute to good staff morale.
• Promote an excellent image of Paint Pots.
• To attend staff meetings.
• To commit to continuing personal development.

The applicant needs to be prepared to get messy, have fun, attend a forest school session once a week and enjoyed getting involved in the children's play. A sense of humour is a must. Good communication and writing skills needed.

Personal Qualities :
You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and be able to work well in a team.

Skills Required :
You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your NVQ.

Future Prospects :
Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Training to be Provided :
Level 2 Certificate in Childcare
Functional Skills in English and Maths
Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
Personal learning and thinking skills

Other Information :
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).

Things to consider :
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. Career progression opportunities available. Training will be given for mandatory courses such as safeguarding, first aid and food hygiene. Applicants must be prepared to have a DBS check.

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