The Hall Pre-Preparatory School & Nursery

Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Hall Pre-Preparatory School & Nursery (Employer)

Harrow and Uxbridge College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - various shift patterns
15 months (duration)
29 October 2021(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
22 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are a nursery and preparatory school for babies and children aged one to seven years, with an emphasis on high quality care and development. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Give support to other team members throughout the nursery setting
  • Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’ where you can help be most utilised; be constantly aware of the needs of the children
  • The trainee’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • Be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Commit to Safeguarding children and provide support to other staff in ensuring children are kept safe and happy
  • Understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery and to other nurseries within the group.
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing equipment etc
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager

Future Prospects

Possibility of a full-time, permanent position at the end of training with prospects of career progression to more senior roles, together with opportunities for sponsorship to acquire higher early year’s education qualifications.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of how children learn and develop
  • Enjoyment of children, interest in their care, learning and development
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Basic knowledge of current practices, EYFS curriculum and statutory requirements
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills for report writing, maintaining children’s records and learning journeys
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child protection issues, safety and welfare
  • Ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of working parents
  • Demonstrated understanding of equal opportunities
  • Commitment to keeping up-to-date with developments in early years care and education including attending training courses

Qualities Required

  • A love of working with children and developing the potential in others
  • Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work in a team or individually
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated initiative
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality relating to all matters

Qualifications Required

GCSE English and maths 3-9/A-D.

Training Provided

The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully certified Intermediate/advanced Apprenticeship in Children’s and Young Peoples Workforce.

  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in ICT, math and English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
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