Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Lifetime Training
154.69 per week
30 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Winners of the Mayor's Fund for London Award for Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2015 and the Regional Apprentice Employer Award 2013, Fennies Day Nurseries are looking for the best people to become Apprentices. In conjunction with Lifetime Training, Fennies offers outstanding candidates the opportunity to complete an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship in Children's and Young Peoples Workforce within our growing chain of nurseries.

Successful candidates will develop experience in all areas of day to day nursery life and a sound knowledge of current good childcare practice in order to start a fulfilling career in childcare.
You will work alongside qualified staff across all areas of the nursery age range (0-5 years) to develop your practical skills in caring for young children under the overall guidance of the Nursery Manager and a mentor within the setting.

Your responsibilities will include supporting children in play and learning activities, everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times, enhancing the environment with displays of children's work, observing and record keeping of children's development and planning to meet their individual needs supported by establishing positive relationships with parents and carers.

Personal Qualities :
You will have the following personal qualities;
• Reliable, punctual and trustworthy;
• Enjoys being creative;
• Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times;
• An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families;
• Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence;
• A willingness to reflect on their own practice;
• Demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding;
• Demonstrate you have sustained interest in a hobby or activity or been involved in voluntary work in the community.

Skills Required :
We are looking for people who have:
• The ability to relate and interact with children;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to develop positive relationships with parents, carers and other childcare professionals;
• The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions;
• Good observation and organisational skills;
• A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support;
• A reasonable level of IT skills would be an advantage;

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 :
Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

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.

Fennies follows a Safer Recruitment and Selection Process and you will be expected to pass a full / enhanced DBS check prior to employment which Fennies will pay for. Employment will not begin until you have been given clearance.
You will required to work on shifts between 7.30am- 6.45pm. The successful candidate may be required to work in different settings where the need arises

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