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Job Title : Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Employer : Mama Bears - Paignton - Midvale Road
Location : Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BD
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Childcare
Vacancy Reference : VAC-52650
Vacancy Short Description : If you are looking to enter into a career in childcare then an apprenticeship with Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-school could be for you.


Qualifications Required : You need to have at least a C Grade in GCSE maths or English .
Vacancy Full Description : As an Apprentice you will be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as an Early Years Practitioner (Nursery Nurse). This 80-place setting has been thoughtfully refurbished to not only create a fantastic environment for our babies, toddlers and pre-school children, but also for our staff. The ground floor is divided into three nursery room catering for the different age-groups with connecting door to encourage free-flow, the nursery office and access to the garden areas.

Downstairs there is a large, well-equipped staff room, meeting room, soft play area, storage area, nursery kitchen and office space.

The nursery itself is located between the Wells Road (A37) and Bath Road (A4), which are key service routes for public transport. Temple Meads train station is within walking distance. There is a small supermarket, café and a gym within a minute’s walk of the nursery.

As an Apprentice you will be trained to undertake the same responsibilities as an Early Years Practitioner (Nursery Nurse).

- You will work as part of a team planning, monitoring and evaluating activities for children from birth to approximately five years of age.
- You will be responsible for the care and education of the children in the room within a key person structure
- Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times is essential
- You will work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework.
- To support qualified staff with daily routines in the nursery.
- To learn the skills of a nursery nurse, (on the job), working practically as part of the team.
- To learn how to provide high quality childcare to our children.
- Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play.
- To never be left unsupervised with the children
- To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children
- To contribute/complete children’s observations and records when required.
- To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours per week, monday - friday
Weekly Wage : £156.00
Application Deadline Date : 09/03/2020
Possible Start Date : 16/03/2020
Personal Qualities : You must be enthusiastic and able to work well in a team
Skills Required : You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your qualification.
Future Prospects : On-going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time position
Training to be Provided : • Advanced apprenticeship in Early Learning & Childcare
• Functional Skills in English
• Functional Skills in Maths
• Functional Skills in ICT
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Certificate in Paediatric First Aid
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 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 £6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 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). These rates apply from 1st April 2019.
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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