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    Apprentice Nursery Assistant- NG25 0ET

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 2
    • Vacancy length: 15 Months


    Company Name: Childrens House Nursery School

    Brief overview of the role:
    We are looking for an Apprentice to assist the nursery team in their task of ensuring that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support

    Closing date: 06 Nov 2020

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: You will be working a minimum of 30 hours per week , covering the setting opening times and will be offered the NMW for Apprentices. 

    Total hours per week: 30.00

    Weekly wage: £124.50

    Expected duration: 15 months

    Possible start date: 09 Nov 2020

    Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Reference number: VAC001660004

    Positions: 1 available

    Vacancy description


    • Take part in delivering the highest standards of care and education throughout the nursery and support the Company in its efforts to make continuous improvement in this respect.
    • Comply with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and other relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989 and 2004.
    • To support the implementation of the curriculum in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Ofsted registration and inspection criteria.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the Company’s Core Values in all work undertaken.
    • To ensure that activities take into account the individual needs of each child by implementing the key worker system and building relationships with a designated group of children and their families.
    • Work in partnership with parents/carers to ensure they are kept fully informed and included in record keeping, monitoring and reviewing the progress of their child.
    • To work alongside Qualified Practitioners to ensure effective planning, assessment and record keeping, using the EYFS for guidance.
    • Develop high expectations of all children and to demonstrate commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full potential by observing, supporting and extending their learning.
    • Develop positive relationships with parents/carers. Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoors and outdoors) and at mealtimes.
    • If delegated, accurately complete daily paperwork and checklists including nappy and meal charts, outdoor and bathroom checklists.
    • Promote children’s rights, equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice in all aspects of the setting.
    • Promote positive behaviour management strategies.
    • Promote the welfare of the children and ensure the children are kept safe and Child Protection Procedures are followed where necessary and you know what to do if you have concerns about a child’s welfare or in the event of an allegation being made.
    • Ensure every child feels safe and secure and that regular headcounts are completed when moving children around the nursery.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to understanding how children develop.
    • Undertake domestic jobs within the nursery, such as preparation of snacks, cleaning of equipment and nursery rooms.
    • Assist with the operation of the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the bedding, nappy changing and food service areas.
    • Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery.
    • Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times, this includes noses, faces, toileting and clothing care.
    • Ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met, and the Food Safety Regulations are complied with.
    • Ensure that you understand and follow the Company’s policies and procedures and notify the Management Team of any concerns or issues regarding these you may have.
    • Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, e.g. fire procedures, routines for dropping off and collecting children and marking the register.
    • Ensure the correct following of the medicine policy at all times.
    • Be responsible for recording accidents on the accident sheet.
    • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, carers, visitors and work colleagues.
    • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained.
    • To make sure you are available for your Assessor when visits are set.
    • Make sure that units of work are completed on time as requested by your Assessor Attend team meetings, undertake training as required and actively participate in all self-development activities including appraisals.
    • Show initiative and ability to work on their own initiative to implement all aspects of this description.
    • If felt appropriate for your level of competence you may be allocated Key worker children towards the end of a Level II but will given Key children during a Level III Carry out reasonable tasks as requested by your Manager.
    • Work with the Senior Management Team and Inspectors during inspections by regulatory bodies and assist in the implementation of any recommendations made by those external bodies or recommendations made following a programme of internal audits.
    • Children’s House actively promotes equal opportunities and is committed to equality and diversity for all our children and staff.
    • The duties and responsibilities listed above form part of the contract of employment and describe the post as it is at the present time.
    • Children’s House reserve the right to change the duties and responsibilities above and the post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that from time to time may be necessary.

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Experience of working with children aged 0-5 Experience of providing personal care to children and recognising their individual needs
    • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace
    • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of confidentiality
    • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS Statutory Framework and children’s development
    • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children

    Personal qualities

    • Be approachable, caring and have a passion for working with children
    • Be a reliable member of the team, working cooperatively and with flexibility
    • A commitment in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
    • Be prepared to undertake professional development as required
    • Demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity
    • Ability to form warm relationships
    • Smart personal appearance
    • A good sense of humour

    Desired qualifications:

    A competent level of literacy and numeracy
    If you are lookimg to complete the Early Years Educator then Childcare level 2 qualification or relevant experience will be required

    Future prospects:
    We are looking for someone who , once has completed their apprenticeship, will continue their employment and progression with the employer

    Training provider:


    sally baldwin


    Training to be provided:

    Dependant upon previous qualifications and experience you wil be completing either:

    • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 or Early years
    • Educator Level 3 Functional Skills-English, Maths and ICT if required
    • ERR – Employment Rights and Responsibilities
    • PLTS – Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner

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