Child Care Apprentice
Published: Jun 03, 2016
Giggling Monkeys are looking to take on a child care apprentice to join their team in Torpoint.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful apprentice will be ensuring the children’s emotional and development needs are met. You will be involved in a variety of tasks such as helping to organise play, projects and games and exercise. Along with this, you will be assisting with art and craft activities, helping with snack time and cleaning duties.
You will need to take into consideration the individual needs of the children’s respecting race, religion and culture and also have an awareness of social needs and be sympathetic to emotional needs. As a child care apprentice, you will be expected to play an active part in the development of the children in your care. You will support all abilities, helping every child reach their potential in all areas of learning – socially, intellectual, physical and emotional.
Working Hours: The working hours will be minimum of 30 hours – Monday to Friday. Shifts will be discussed at interview.
Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 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.
Giggling Monkeys was founded to move away from the large nursery chain establishments and to bring about the one to one care and connectivity every child deserves.
The company's own learning journey, to create a progressive play environment was generated by its passion to reconnect children with enjoyment, inquisitiveness and excitement. An environment allowing childhood to explore, art , play, music and nature.
The building layout and interior design creates the spaces for discovery, from the free flow rooms, sensory play zones, the ateliers, the art studio, the kitchen and the natures indoor room, each place captured the intrigue from children to engage and enjoy.
Giggling Monkeys have previously taken on an apprentice before, and are keen to welcome another to their team.
Once having completed your Level 2 apprenticeship, the nursery may consider supporting progression to a Level 3 qualification for the right candidate.
You must have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with children, parents and colleagues on a daily basis. You will need to be enthusiastic, energetic and able to work in a flexible way. Listen actively to children and respond with warmth and empathy. Along with this, you must understand the importance of confidentiality.
You must be patient, reliable and hardworking. Team work is essential as you will become a member of a small, but dedicated team of professionals. You will also have a bright, bubbly personality which can create the warm, family environment welcomed within the nursery, by the children, families and staff.
Qualifications are required for this role, including GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.
The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:
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.