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    Apprentice Nursery Assistant – PATACAKE DAY NURSERY – CAMBRIDGE, CB1 3LW

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 2
    • Vacancy length: 13 Months

    Company Name: Patacake Day Nursery

    Company Address:
    Sedley Court
    Malta Road
    Cambridge
    CB1 3LW

    Brief overview of the role: We are looking grow our team to ensure the nursery team are supported effectively. You will assist in the allocated base room ensuring all children’s needs are met, contributing to the effective running of the room. You will be guided and directed to complete duties as requested by the Room Leader –if this interests you then apply now!

    Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: Rota to cover shifts of opening times Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 25.00

    Weekly wage: £115.50 – £222.75

    Expected duration: 13 months

    Possible start date: 11 Oct 2021

    Apprenticeship level: 2

    Reference number: VAC001715015

    Positions: 1 available

    About the employer

    http://patacakedaynursery.co.uk

    At Patacake Day Nursery we work in partnership with parents to achieve the best possible outcomes for all the children in our care.

    Our high-quality service ensures children develop socially, intellectually, culturally, physically, and emotionally in a homely, caring, and secure environment.

    Our environment and development programmes are tailored for each age range, providing a range of creative activities including, languages, early computer skills and emergent reading and writing to help the children develop, and prepare them for their next steps in education. Our programme meets the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum and the Cambridgeshire Local Authority funding requirements.

    We know that fabulous staff make a great Nursery and we pride ourselves on having a highly qualified, trained, and skilled team. Staff are encouraged and supported in developing their skills by studying for higher level Childcare qualifications. All staff undertake mandatory training in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Health, Fire and Food Safety.

    Taking care of our staff and their wellbeing is of prime importance to us. We are proud to have been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, being ranked 14th in the whole of the UK. The Employees’ Choice Awards recognises the Best Places to Work in 2020, and is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.

    The Nursery Manager, Kelly Hairhouse, has a wealth of experience in childcare, and is supported by a passionate and committed staff team. Kelly and her team give each and every child the opportunity to grow in confidence and reach their full potential.

    No one knows your child better than you, so our partnership with parents is integral to our way of working. We hold termly parents’ meetings ensuring you have the time to discuss your child’s individual needs and progress with their appointed key person.

    However, our ‘open-door’ policy means that parents are welcome to come and speak to us at anytime. We promote home learning and encourage parents to participate and contribute to their child’s development, sharing information on a daily basis.

    Vacancy description

    General duties will include:

    • To contribute to the room planning
    • To understand the requirements of the EYFS, health and safety and Ofsted
    • To fulfil the role of a Key Person as directed
    • To liaise professionally and courteously with parents, children, colleagues, and visitors in a polite and professional manner, seeking help or signposting to the correct person with the Nursery
    • To prepare daily activities for all children whilst adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • To interact effectively with all children
    • To assist in the setting up of the room in the morning, throughout the day and closing the room in the evening
    • To encourage and support children to develop their language, motor, and social skills
    • To supervise indoor and outdoor play activities
    • To supervise snack and mealtimes including cleaning
    • To support the team with hygiene for children including nappies, toileting, face, and hands wiping and changing a child’s clothes
    • To maintain records and reports, keeping daily diaries of the children’s progress and activities
    • To assist with general cleaning, tidying, and sterilising
    • To contribute to the board displays
    • To adhere to and implement all Nursery policies and procedures

    Self-management:

    • Attend’s training courses to further personal development
    • Performs any ad hoc duties as required
    • Actively contributes and participates as part of the team, attending team meetings and other events
    • Is mindful of personal safety and safety of colleagues
    • Assists the Nursery Manager with initiatives that directly benefit the Nursery

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    Essential to role:

    • Experience of working within a team
    • Good understanding of health and safety requirements

    Desirable to role:

    • Experience of working with children
    • Safeguarding and first aid training
    • Experience of providing customer service

    Personal qualities

    • Enthusiastic and energetic
    • Punctual
    • Hardworking
    • Trustworthy

    Desired qualifications

    GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

    Future prospects:

    For the successful candidate there is an opportunity of ongoing employment and progression upon the completion of the relevant qualification.

    Training provider

    EDEN TRAINING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

    Contact
    Sally Baldwin
    07764966256
    sallybaldwin@eden-ts.com

    Training to be provided

    Full on the job training will be provided as well as working towards:

    • Development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours
    • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English
    • Gain valuable workplace experience
    • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner – L2

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