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    Apprentice Nursery Assistant – Leeds, Holly House Private Day Nursery Limited

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 2
    • Vacancy length: 12 Months

    Company Name: Holly House Private Day Nursery Limited

    Brief overview of the role:
    Holly House Private Day Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team as an Apprentice Nursery Assistant. To work alongside the nursery team to deliver a high standard of education to the children whilst gaining as much practical experience as possible for the duration of your course.

    Closing date: 25 Sep 2020

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

    Weekly wage: £124.50

    Expected duration: 12 months

    Possible start date: 28 Sep 2020

    Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Reference number: VAC001650033

    Positions: 1 available

    Vacancy description

    Key accountabilities:

    • Learn the skills of a practitioner (on the job), working practically as part of the team
    • Show commitment to achieving the apprenticeship in the agreed timeframe
    • Work in partnership with your assessor
    • Complete and submit work to agreed timelines
    • Ensure you attend all the training courses and staff meetings as required
    • Drive own development through active participation in-progress reviews, appraisals, one-to-ones and supervisions
    • Support qualified staff with daily routines in the nursery
    • Provide high-quality childcare to our children
    • Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play
    • Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things done
    • Learn, understand, and implement Holly House policies and procedures within the nursery
    • Understand the values and principles of the sector and implement in your daily routine with the children
    • Follow the EYFS when caring for our children
    • Support and promote diversity and equality
    • Gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children
    • Complete children’s observations and records
    • Ensure you work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback to create consistency
    • Build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues, and internal/external professionals, demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations
    • Understand and promote the ethos of the company and uphold the highest standards of childcare
    • Understand and observe the rules of confidentiality
    • Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers
    • Be a reliable member of the team

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills:

    • Numerate and ability to complete Functional Skills mathematics
    • Literate and able to complete Functional Skills English
    • IT literate and able to complete Functional Skills ICT
    • Good organisational and planning skills
    • Innovation and problem solving
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Excellent verbal and nonverbal skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Work on own initiative as necessary
    • Empathetic and compassionate

    Personal qualities:

    • An interest in the care, learning, and development in young children
    • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
    • Punctuality
    • Patience
    • Reliability
    • Neat and professional appearance
    • Trustworthiness
    • Enthusiasm for working with young children
    • Excellent two-way communicator
    • Creative thinker
    • Solution-focused
    • A good sense of humour

    Desired qualifications:

    • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English
    • Food Hygiene Certificate
    • Paediatric First Aid

    Future prospects: For the successful candidate there is the opportunity to continue with ongoing employment and progression.

    Training provider:


    Sally Baldwin

    Training to be provided:

    Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

    • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
    • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

    There may be the opportunity to go straight onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship for the right candidate.

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner

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