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Job Title : Apprentice Childminding Assistant
Employer : Happy Dayz Childminding Services
Location : Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, LU5 5QX
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Childcare
Vacancy Reference : VAC-36997
Vacancy Short Description : Are you looking for an exciting career in Childcare? Happy Dayz Childminding Services have a great opportunity to join their team as an Apprentice Childminding Assistant.


Qualifications Required : You do not need to have any prior qualifications
Vacancy Full Description : To work alongside other staff to create a happy and stimulating atmosphere where children can feel safe and secure and develop to their full potential.

To Provide high quality care and education for children, from 0 years to 5 years, where children will feel safe, in a stimulating environment.

To work in partnership with families, nurseries and pre-schools, to support children's learning and development.

To provide a warm, caring and enabling environment to which children can reach their full potential.

To ensure the EYFS Framework and development matters are applied to all children within the setting.

To work with and support the local community.

To offer families a service that promotes equality and values diversity.


Observe children's progress and report on achievements and development, assist in maintaining records of each child's day to day activities for parents using learning journeys.

Develop positive relationships with parents/carers/guardians

Assist in the supervision of children at play (indoors and outdoors) and at mealtimes.

Assist in the delivery of the EYFS framework.

Assist in the planning and development of inspiring, enabling environments where children initiate play.

Complete daily risk assessments as required and report any risks identified.

Assist in promoting an environment where children value and respect different cultures, religion, language and disability and ensure that toys and equipment used reflect this within the setting.

Ensure Welfare and Safeguarding Children procedures are followed and you know what to do in the event of an allegation being made.

Demonstrate a commitment to understanding how children develop.

Be involved in fundraising events, assist with the promotion of the setting, attend training events and staff meetings and parents evenings when required.

Undertake domestic jobs with the setting, such as preparation of lunch, snacks, cleaning of equipment and play rooms.

Ensure that you understand and follow the settings' policies and procedures, specifically Childcare, Employee Handbook, Health and Safety and Training.

Be in tune with and meet children's individual needs at all times.

Ensure every child feels safe and secure and that regular headcounts are completed when moving children around the setting and on outings.

Undertake a shared responsibility for Health, Safety and cleanliness throughout the setting.

Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times, this includes noses, faces, toileting and clothing care.

Assist in the operation of the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the bedding, toileting, nappy changing and food service areas.

Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, e.g. fire procedures, routines for dropping off and collecting children and marking the register.

Ensure the correct following of the medicine policies at all times.

To be responsible for recording all accidents or incidents in the accident book and ensuring the book is signed by parent and carers before child leaves.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 Hours per week
Weekly Wage : £148.00
Application Deadline Date : 08/10/2018
Possible Start Date : 15/10/2018
Personal Qualities : You must be enthusiastic and able to work well in a team
Skills Required : Evidence of a flexible, child-centred approach to the setting for the under-fives, including the ability to plan appropriate activities.
Future Prospects : On-going training and development, following successful completion of the Apprenticeship
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 £3.70 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 £4.20 an hour for under 18's, £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.83 for those over 25. 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.
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