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Daffodils Day Nursery – Traineeship

Company Name: Daffodils Day Nursery – Parchmore Rd

Company Address:

23-27 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath

Closing date: 28 Feb 2022

Brief overview f the role:  This Traineeship is part of an education and training programme that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. We are looking for someone with a love of working with children where you will complete the qualification: Award in Caring for Children Level 1

Traineeship summary

Working week: You will work between the hours of 9am-6pm Monday to Wednesday in your placement, shifts may vary week to week. You will also have 7 hours study time with your dedicated tutor to complete other activities.

Total hours per week: 28:00

Expected duration: 13 weeks (TBC)

Possible start date: 01 March 2022

Reference number: VAC001811692

Positions: 1 available

About Traineeships

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.
You can apply if you’re: 

  • eligible to work in England 
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience 
  • aged 16 to 18 and qualified below Level 3 

You’ll get: 

  • a work experience placement 
  • help with English and maths (if you need it) 

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals. 

About the Employer

Daffodils are a private family business established in 1995 by Sibtain and Shabnam Raza who has over 30 years of childcare experience. 

Shabnam completed her N.N.E.B in childcare in 1985 whilst working as a practitioner in an established nursery in Streatham. She then went on to work as a manager before starting Daffodils in 1995. Daffodils started as a 10 place day nursery on Norbury Crescent before it was extended to its current size.​ 

As the Daffodils team developed, we expanded and acquired a day nursery on Norbury Avenue in 2009. This branch then underwent a largescale refurbishment in 2013 following the establishment of a third branch in Streatham Vale. 

In 2018, Daffodils acquired an independent school in Thornton Heath and following refurbishment the fourth nursery opened for children in January 2019. 

​Throughout these years, Shabnam and the team’s vision remains the same – to encourage children to develop to their full potential through providing a safe, clean and stimulating learning environment.​ 

Caring for children is a great responsibility which we take seriously and as such we are always open to parents valuable input, we believe a close bond between Daffodils and parents who are the main carers enables the child to progress and reach their full potential. 

Vacancy description

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high-quality work experience placement. 

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job. 

Tasks could include: 

  • Participating in engaging and interactive activities 
  • Work alongside other members of staff to support the daily routine and planning of assessments 
  • Work in a way that always promotes child safety 
  • Communicating with parents and carers over pupils’ daily activities 
  • To consult with the children and involve them in the planning of activities 
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with staff in relation to children’s development and progress 
  • To prepare food for the children and facilitate meal and snack times, ensuring they are a pleasant social experience for the children 
  • To work in line with the setting standards to develop good relationships with colleagues, children, parents, and other visitors to the setting.                   

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills 

  • Good communication skills 
  • Motivated and eager to learn new skills 

Personal qualities 

  • Confident 
  • Fun 
  • Great personality 
  • Good manners 
  • Punctual
  • Able to use own initiative Passion for childcare 
  • Team player 
  • Able to take direction 
  • Work well within a team 

Future prospects 

  • After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of reference as a minimum, to support future job applications 
  • The employer is looking for someone to continue to progress and continue onto an apprenticeship at the end of this traineeship

Training Provider



Zoe Harrop

Training to be provided

This Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Functional Skills maths and English support for those who require it and a high-quality work experience placement. 

NCFE CACHE Caring for Children Level 1: 

  • Practical health and safety when with young children 
  • Respecting and valuing children 
  • Self-Development 

NCFE CACHE Employability Level 1: 

  • CV and interview skills 
  • ICT for employment and online security 
  • Mental health and mindset 
  • Working in a team and customer service 

Functional Skills Level 1: 

  • Maths 
  • English 
  • Essential Digital Skills 
Job Category: Early Years
Job Type: Traineeship
Job Location: CR7 8LY South Croydon

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