Job Title : Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Employer : Fennies Nursery - Sanderstead
Location : Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2 0JT
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Childcare
Vacancy Reference : VAC-50669
Vacancy Short Description : Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Fennies Nursery - Sanderstead. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn
Qualifications Required : You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your qualification
Vacancy Full Description : Fennies have 25 years’ experience of providing high quality children’s day nurseries in modern, wonderfully resourced settings, allowing babies, toddlers and pre-school children to learn, play and flourish. They are the john Ruskin college's apprenticeship employer of the year award winner 2016.
Successful candidates will gain experience and knowledge in all areas of day to day nursery life and good childcare practice in order to start a fulfilling career
An applicant's prior learning and experience will be taken into consideration and you will be placed on the most appropriate apprenticeship programme, whether this be Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 or Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator) Level 3.
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.
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.
To provide high quality care and education for under 5’s by:
• Learning the planning cycle and beginning to contribute to curriculum plans
• Carrying out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
• Following nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
• Contributing observations to children’s development on tapestry
• Having small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
• Preparing displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
• Actively promoting each child’s self esteem
Number of Positions Available : 3
Working Week : 41.25 hours per week
Weekly Wage : £160.88
Application Deadline Date : 31/12/2019
Possible Start Date : 07/01/2020
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 : • Level 2 Certificate (children and young people’s workforce)
• Functional Skills in English
• Functional Skills in Maths
• Functional Skills in ICT
Other Information : Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from October 1st 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
Things to consider : Following a successful telephone interview, candidates will be invited to attend an interview at one our eight nurseries in Surrey, South London and Kent. Successful candidates are then invited to an extended interview, an opportunity to speak to current apprentices, a tour of our nursery followed by a work trial in the nursery setting, prior to being offered a placement, normally within that nursery.
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 rotered to work on shifts between 7.30am- 6.45pm. The successful candidate may be required to work in different settings where the need arises
Anyone under the age of 18 cannot legally work more than 40 hours per week. Those 18 and over must agree to opt out of the working time directive in order to work more than 40 hours per week.
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