Sunflower Day Nursery

£105.00 per week

Newton Abbot

Child Care Apprentice
Published: Oct 31, 2017
Ref: SF207LP

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an apprentice at a local childcare setting in Newton Abbot, Sunflower Day Nursery.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

As a nursery assistant you will perform a variety of tasks which will include supervising children’s play time, engaging children in learning and pay activities and keeping and updating records. Along with this, you will be working with team members to maintain a high standard of operation. You will be attending staff meetings and you may also be required to bathe and take care of the children’s hygiene.

Working Hours: Typical hours are 40 hours per week, spread over Monday to Friday, and will include shifts between 8am and 6pm but the working hours will be 30 hours a week.

Wages: £105.00 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.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332452.

Sunflower Day Nursery are based at Newton Abbot Racecourse, they are registered with Ofsted to care for up to 45 children between the ages of 0-8 years. The setting has a designated baby room with an adjacent sleeping area and a large room for children aged 2 years and above. We are very proud of our Ofsted report, where we achieved four areas that are classed as OUTSTANDING.

At Sunflowers Day Nursery we are committed to providing families and children with the best in nursery care and early learning, whilst also providing parents with the peace of mind that their child is cared for in a safe and happy environment. We aim to meet each child’s physical, social, emotional and educational needs in a safe and stimulating environment.

Past Apprentices

Sunflowers Day Nursery have previously supported an apprentice through Skills Group and are now keen to take on another.

The apprentice will become a fully qualified child care assistant with alevel 3 apprenticeship, which will set you up for a career in the industry.

Skills Required

They will need to be able to communicate with children and adults, be reliable and hardworking. Have an ability to follow procedures, to work as part of a team and use your own initiative.

Great leadership skills, organisation and confidence. Ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility.

Personal Qualities

The apprentice will need to be caring, reliable, and enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn in a professional busy nursery. They need to be outgoing, flexible and keen to succeed.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Level 3 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.

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About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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