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Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Little Faces Childcare Limited
Pay: £117.00
Location: Essex Chelmsford United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Nov 2019
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E03183086
Childcare/Care Work 2019-09-12 2019-10-30

Job Description

Parenta have many opportunities available and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!





We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting





The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:             







  • You become an employed member of staff


  • You will be paid an hourly rate


  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or Level 3 in Childcare






Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.





Your role will include:                                                                                   







  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector


  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children


  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day- to- day learning and play activities


  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented


  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner


  • 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


  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas


  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy


  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment






Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.





Ideally you will:







  • Be passionate about caring for children


  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude


  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual






The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.90 from the 1st April 2019, however some settings offer more, with most offering  a pay review with potential wage increase upon completion of probation: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates



Personal Qualities :


  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn


  • Passionate about providing equal opportunity family centred childcare


  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with a wide range of people


  • Enthusiastic


  • Warm, caring and approachable


  • Flexible


  • Open to change and a team player






Skills Required :


  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking. It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm and organised


  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment


  • Written, verbal and listening skills






Future Prospects :

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in childcare! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to a level 3 after that.



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