Nursery Practitioner

Childcare Level 2 apprentice

Cuerden Nursery School are looking for a Level 2 or Level 3 apprentice to join their team. Do you have a passion for working with children?

Apprenticeship Information

Start Date 11/02/2019
End Date 28/01/2019
Location Preston
Occupational Areas Childcare
Closing Date 28/01/2019
Wage £3.7 Hour
Working Week 40 hours, 8:30-18:00
Apprenticeship
Duration
12-14 Months
Apprenticeship Level 2

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  • Job Description

    Purpose of Post
    To be trained to undertake same responsibilities as a Nursery Nurse or Nursery Assistant;
    To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a
    warm,friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally,socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

    Key Areas
    1 To work with children;
    2 To attend training;
    3 To complete all assignments set;
    4 To be part of a team;
    5 To attend associated training;
    6 To liaise with mentor.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    1 Completing assignments on time & going to College (if appropriate);
    2 To attend team meetings and inputting ideas;
    3 Under supervision to provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and
    feeding;
    4 To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children;
    5 To provide adult interaction with children in the Nursery;
    6 To support all children in developing independence skills throughout the nursery;
    7 To be aware of the Nursery’s confidentiality policy.

    Team Work
    1 Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;
    2 To attend out of working hours activities, eg training, staff meetings, parents
    evenings, stay & play sessions, Christmas party, etc.

    General
    1 Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the Nursery;
    2 To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be
    determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time to time;
    3 The trainee’s duties must always be carried out in compliance with the Nursery’s Equal
    Opportunities policy;
    4 Look upon the Nursery as a “whole” where your help can be most utilised, be constantly
    aware of the needs of children;
    5 To respect the confidentiality of information received;
    6 To ensure the Nursery is a high quality environment which meets the needs of individual
    children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
    7 To be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and to uphold it’s standards at all times;
    8 To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures;
    9 To be aware of sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
    10 To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the
    Nursery;
    11. To be aware of & follow all policies & procedures associated with the nursery.

    This is a term time role but flexibility to cover holidays out of term time periods would be required.

    This vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received. Please note if you have not been contacted within 1 week of the closing date your application for this vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

  • Personal Qualities

    The ideal candidate must be reliable and enthusiastic and have a genuine passion for working with children.

  • Qualifications Required

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

  • Future Prospects

    Possible progression onto permanent employment, depending upon suitable vacancies available.

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