Childcare Assistant

Childcare Level 2 Apprentice

Nature Trail are looking for a Nursery Practitioner to assist with the day to day running of the nursery providing a high standard of care for the children.

Apprenticeship Information

Start Date 17/06/2019
End Date 07/06/2019
Location Chorley
Occupational Areas Childcare
Closing Date 07/06/2019
Wage £3.9 Hour
Working Week 40 hours
12-14 Months
Apprenticeship Level 2

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  • Job Description

    Nursery Apprentice Job Description

    As an apprentice you are encouraged to work as part of the nursery team to gain as much practical experience as possible throughout the duration of your course.

    Although you will be welcomed an encouraged to work alongside qualified staff, there are some basic rules that must apply. These

    Apprentices must never be left alone with children – there must be a qualified member of staff present at all times.

    Qualified staff are responsible for all that happens in their nursery and while apprentices are encouraged to participate, they must respect the decision of their supervisor at all times.

    Reports to: Nursery Management Team, Room Leaders

    Job Purpose:
    To support qualified staff with daily routines in the nursery.
    T o learn the skills of a nursery nurse, (on the job), working practically as part of the team.
    To learn how to provide high quality childcare to our children.
    To show commitment to achieving the apprenticeship in the agreed timeframe.
    Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life.
    To work in partnership with your assessor.
    Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play.
    To ensure you attend all the training courses and staff meetings as required To complete and submit work to agreed timelines.
    To work with all age groups.
    To never be left unsupervised with the children Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things done.
    To maintain the upkeep of your Practical Training Record.
    To learn, understand and implement the Nature Trail Nursery policies and procedures within the nursery.
    To understand the values and principles of the sector and implement in your daily routine with the children To follow the EYFS when caring for our children.
    To support and promote diversity and equality.
    To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children.
    To contribute/complete children’s observations and records when required.
    Ensure you work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback to create consistency.
    To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations.
    To understand and promote the ethos of the company and uphold the highest standards of childcare.
    To understand and observe the rules of confidentiality Drive own development through active participation in progress reviews, appraisals, one to ones and requesting supervisions when required.
    Take a BOLD approach to your on and off the job training.
    To arrive in the nursery and for training following the correct company uniform policy every day.
    Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers, taking a BOLD approach to stand out amongst competitors.
    To be a reliable member of the team.

    To start as soon as possible

  • Personal Qualities

    Reliable and enthusiastic.
    Calm and caring nature.
    Good sense of humour.

  • Qualifications Required

    4 x GCSE A*-D/Grade 9-3 including maths and English or equivalent.

  • Future Prospects

    Opportunities can be discussed on completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship

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