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New Mind Nursery – Traineeship

Company Name: New Mind Nursery

Company Address:
Miskin Memorial Hall

Hever Court Road
Gravesend, Kent
DA12 5EG

Closing date: 28 Feb 2022

Brief overview of 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: 1 March 2022

Reference number: VAC001819327

Positions: 3 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

New Mind Nursery are a small organisation which makes it easy and quick for children to settle and become part of the family in no time. We are not a part of any chain organisation so we are flexible enough to accommodate and meet every child and parents need. We communicate openly with all those who entrust their children into our care. 

The manager is always available on the premises, hands-on and to ensure our strict safeguarding, health and safety policy is adhered to at all times. The manager is available to speak to you on a one to one basis in addition to daily contact with your child’s key carer. 

We provide appropriate training and support for all our staff to ensure they are up to date to improve and extend their practice in making sure the children are able to achieve their full potential. 

Our commitment to our parents 

We ensure that as a parent, you have as many opportunities as you need to be involved in the nursery life and to understand how your child is progressing through daily feedback, communication, progress report and numerous events such as parents evening, stay and play e.t.c. We are here to ensure that you can be confident that your child is getting the best childcare possible and that your needs as parents are being addressed/met. 

Our commitment to your child 

New Mind Nursery enables children to socialise and learn through play from an early age. At our nursery, all the children have opportunity to develop and learn through first hand experiences making use of the wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities we have at our disposal. 

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: DA12 5EG Kent

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