Child Care Apprentice
Published: May 10, 2017
Grafton are looking to recruit a child care apprentice to join their busy nursery in Newton Abbot.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful candidate will assist, supervise and lead, planned play activities, as directed by nursery staff. You will also assist in planning, learning and development activities for children at the nursery and carry out planned and spontaneous observations on children, as directed by staff.
In addition, you will assist, as directed, in maintaining and implementing children’s individual learning plans and targets and work as part of a team and follow instructions from staff. You will develop an understanding of the requirements of the EYFS and to apply this understanding when supporting children in their care, learning and development.
Part of your role will also include developing an understanding of the nursery’s policies and procedures and applying this understanding at all times, when working at the nursery. You will undertake short courses and internal training as required, assist in caring for children with special education or additional needs and carrying out any other duties, as required.
Working Hours: 30 – 35 hours per week, hours of work will be on rota system and you will have one day off in the week.
Wages: £4.50 per hour. £135.00 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.
Grafton Childcare was set up in 1991 by Denise Tupman. who has owned and managed it ever since. Denise is Level 3 qualified, the nursy's settings Safeguarding Officer,and one of their 1st Aiders and Grafton's Fire Warden.
Grafton has a small but perfectly formed team who work out of Denise's home, in a purpose build childcare environment to provide exceptional childcare.
They are very proud of the fact that all of their Nursery Nurses hold a minimum of a Level 3 certificate in Early Years or it's equivalent and each also holds a full Paediatric First Aid for Child Care Practitioners certificate, which exceeds the minimum requirements required by OFSTED.
Past apprentices have achieved full childcare qualifications and are still working at the setting, whilst working towards higher level education in childcare.
The successful candidate will have a willingness to undertake further training both, short courses and to enhance your formal qualifications in the future.
The successful candidate will have a commitment and enthusiasm for the care and education of young children and babies. You will have a calm and patient approach to working with children and a ability to work under pressure in a demanding fast paced environment.
Along with this, you will have an interest in learning about all aspects of how babies and children learn and develop and learning about different approaches to the behaviour management of young children.
You will also have an enjoyment of supervising a range of activities including music, physical play and arts and crafts activities and an interest in contributing ideas for activities and bringing new ideas to develop the nursery routines and activities.
The successful candidate will be extremely reliable and punctual, have a friendly and outgoing personality, with an enjoyment of working closely with team colleagues and other adults. You will have a flexible approach to working and in particular to daily routines and tasks.
GCSE A-C Maths and English are preferred for the position.
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.