Nursery Nurse Apprentice

Rathbone Training
£3.50 per hour
30 Nov 2017
04 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to start your career in Childcare. They are looking for someone who has a passion to deliver a high quality care and education to young children as well as having an interest in early year’s development. My client is a busy Nursery and they are looking for someone who is fun-loving, caring and responsible to join their team.

Main Duties:

  • To be trained to fulfil the role of an Early Years Practitioner.
  • To contribute to a high quality caring, teaching and learning environment for children. This involves creating a stimulating and developmentally appropriate physical learning environment and providing a warm, friendly emotional environment in which the children can develop through individual attention and group activities.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of, and personal commitment to, the Code of Practice, Staff Handbook and Care Objectives.
  • To work with your team to support children’s learning and development under the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
  • To meet all assignments and qualifications set by your training provider within the agreed time scales and to meet the specific requirements of your course.
  • To work in the nursery as part of a team, using effective communication skills in a professional manner.
  • To work under the guidance of your Mentor/Room Leader/Nursery Manager.
  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including care routines; observation, assessment and planning; parent feedback and transition using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Development Matters as a guide.
  • To engage with processes such as induction, supervisions, training and conferences etc. and utilise the available support.
  • To understand and adhere to Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, including the Prevent Duty. To be aware of up to date legislation in relation to safeguarding. The Nursery Manager is the lead safeguarding officer, in their absence the Deputy Manager or the most senior member of staff will fulfil this role.
  • To follow all policies and procedures and respect beliefs.
  • To work closely with the Nursery SENCO and Early Years Practitioners to meet all children’s individual needs.
  • To understand the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  • To understand and implement the Health and Safety File at all times.
  • To understand the confidentiality policy and adhere to it at all times.
  • Look upon the Nursery as a “whole”. Wherever possible use your initiative to identify where your help may be most utilised and be constantly aware of the needs of all children.
  • To take ownership of the environment in which you work.
  • Ensuring resources are looked after and well stocked.
  • To be flexible within working practices of Nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. laundry, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, summer fayre, children’s Christmas party etc.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the Nursery.
  • To build and support team work and partnerships, both internally and externally, with parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time to time for example planning and Key Person Profiles.
Desired skills
  • Good time keeping skills
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills
  • To be able to work as part of a team
Personal qualities
  • Good Communication skill
  • Confident
Qualifications required
  • Good basic education to GCSE level in Literacy and Numeracy, or the equivalent.
Future prospects
  • Opportunity to grow within the business.

Training to be provided

  • Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2

Working week

  • Shifts according to week - Rota based
  • Total hours per week: 30.00

Weekly wage

  • £105.00

Expected apprenticeship duration

  • 12 months
Apprenticeship level
  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Closing date

  • 22 Dec 2017

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