Apple Blossom Day Nursery

£126.00 per week


2 x Child Care Apprentice's
Published: Dec 15, 2017
Ref: AB258AH

Apple Blossom Day Nursery is a family friendly nursery based in Honiton, Exeter, who are looking for two childcare apprentices to become a vital member of their team.

The Apprentice’s Role

As a level 2 child care apprentice, you will be expected to have excellent observational and communication skills and will play an active part in the development of the children in your care.

You will help children to understand and demonstrate good health, hygiene and personal habits during meal times, rest periods and bathroom use, and model excellence whilst you assist in serving snacks and refreshments to children.

A nursery assistant usually performs many tasks which includes supervising children play time, engaging children in learning and play activities and keeping and updating records. In addition you will be working with team members, maintaining a high standard of operation and attending staff meetings.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 30-40 hours per week on a rota basis. This will be over 5 days each week.

Wages: £126.00 per week, based on a 30 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Apple Blossom Day Nursery registered in 2000 and is privately owned. It operates from a cabin-style building on the outskirts of the village of Whimple in Devon. Children are cared for in two play rooms, the 'Apple' room for the older children and the 'Blossom' room for the children under three-years-old, and there is a shared dining room. There is an enclosed garden and a covered veranda for outdoor play. The nursery is registered on the Early Years Register and both the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. There are currently 34 children on roll in the early years age group, and 29 children of school age.

Past Apprentices

This employer have currently got apprentices who are working towards their qualification who are excelling and ahead of schedule.

On completion of your level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment by completing a level 3 qualification.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Skills Required

The successful candidate needs to be outgoing and able to work using your own initiative. As an apprentice you will have an interest in the needs of young children and have the ability to work as part of a team, and understand the importance of confidentiality.

You will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and will be reliable and hard working.

The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything you do. You must have the ability to work under pressure, as well as possess good problem solving skills and flexibility in your approach to work.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable and extremely patient, with a kind, fair and supportive approach to be able to work effectively in this child care setting.

As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, and where required, have the ability to work alone in an organised and focused manner.

An ability to communicate well with children, staff and parents is essential.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE A-C is desirable but not essential.

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Once you have submitted this information a member of the recruitment team will be in touch to arrange your first interview with Skills Group. You do not need to apply for other vacancies at this stage, as you will be considered for all suitable vacancies.

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