Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Caring Kindergartens - Wellingborough


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  • Apprenticeships
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Childcare

Vacancy Overview:

Do you a have a passion for childcare? There is a position within Caring Kindergartens as an apprentice nursery assistant available now!

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Detailed Job Description:

Each nursery is led by an experienced manager and supported by a skilled team including a Deputy Manager, Group Seniors, Nursery Practitioners and a Cook. Additional support from our Head Office team means that every aspect from the initial parent enquiry through to the child’s transition to school is carefully and appropriately administrated to give you extra peace of mind that you are in very capable hands.

Key Job Responsibilities
• Work within the required standards, ratios and conditions of registration.
• Comply with and maintain the policies & procedures and health & safety standards of the kindergarten including the safeguarding of children.
• Ensure the nursery offers an environment, which reflects the diversity of all children.
• Work as part of a team.
• Help towards positive behaviour management.
General Tasks
To assist the Nursery Practitioners in the following:
• Offer the children a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
• Help and encourage a child’s independence, including feeding, toilet training and dressing/undressing.
• Treat and report all accidents to your senior practitioner.
• Keep the nursery clean and ensure toys are stored in the appropriate place in a condition ready for the following session.
• Teach good manners.
• Attend meetings, as arranged by your Manager.
• Attend open days and events that publicise the nursery, maintaining links within the local community to create a positive nursery profile.
• Any other duties appropriate to the post, as instructed by your senior colleagues.

Skills Required:

What you need to achieve
• Recognise and encourage manipulative skills, by providing appropriate stimuli.
• Be a good role model for the children.
• Good communication and team work.
• Be professional and confidential at all times in and outside of the nursery.
• Have an empathy with the children.
• Have an understanding of all company safeguarding policies and procedures.
Key Tasks
• Act as a key person and organise activities that reflect the Early Years Foundation Stage.
• Observe the children and report to the senior or key person if a child appears unwell or has behavioural problems, should they require attention.
• Supervise the children during general play, paying attention to safety aspects and outside checks.

Personal Qualities:

Have a general interest in childcare
• Good communication and team work
• Be a good role model for the children.
• Have an empathy with the children.

Other Information:

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour (£3.70 an hour on April 1st, 2018). This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive or restrictive, changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added. This job description may be reviewed in the future

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