Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Lifetime Training
105.00 per week
30 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
• Work in cooperation with other team members to provide a caring, supportive environment in which children can thrive.
• Provide inspirational opportunities for children's play and care, incorporating planned, routine and spontaneous activities which meet the needs of all children.
• Provide a high standard of customer service to children and parents.
• Work with individual children on a buddy basis to maintain an in-depth focus on their needs, interests and development. Ensure all their planning, profiles and paperwork is kept up to date in accordance with EYFS, Ofsted requirements and YMCA standards
• Ensure that the physical and emotional welfare of the children remains the highest priority at all times, and report areas of concern to the nursery SENCO or leadership team.
• Work in compliance with the organisation's childcare policies and procedures.
• Working 16-35 hours per week
• Make sure the children are safe and well at all times (safeguarding). Report any concerns to your manager, such as signs of abuse

Personal Qualities :
• Kind
• Enthusiastic
• Passionate about the job setting and children
• Friendly
• Reliable
• Able to work with others as part of a team

Skills Required :
Being a successful Early Years Practitioner requires extraordinary levels of patience, enthusiasm, creativity, and, above all, a love of You must understand the needs of both the children and their parents. As the link between home and nursery, communicating effectively with parents is crucial to developing a good relationship with the children and helping them grow. Also, children develop and learn at very different speeds, so it's important to be extremely patient with those who are having difficulty. A good practitioner creates an encouraging atmosphere in which all children support each other.

Training to be Provided :
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce
• Functional Skills in English
• Functional Skills in Maths

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 :
You do not need any previous experience to apply to work as an apprentice

Because of the nature of this job it will be necessary for an enhanced criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment.

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

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