Centre Nurse Assistant Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Cornerstone Academy Ltd (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £150.50
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 35 Hours Per Week
12 months (duration)
4 October 2021(start date)
Early Years Practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
30 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Opportunity for an individual to start their career in childcare and early years education. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.


Your roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Working in partnership with and supporting other Centre Nurses/ Play workers, Manager and Deputy to ensure the smooth daily running of the centre
  • Working as part of a team to ensure the care and learning of all children with regards especially to their physical, personal, emotional and social and communication and language needs alongside all other developmental areas needs
  • Adhering to the Policies & Procedures of CornerstoneAcademy and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the National Standards. Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the centre
  • Providing feedback to the Manager or Deputy / Quality Assurance Officer on issues relating to the centre, children and parents
  • Sharing in the key-holder responsibility of opening and locking up of the centre
  • Preparation, care, cleaning and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Keeping of development records and observations, profile
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, and cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed
  • Planning and implementation of activities, to meet children's individual needs, laising with parents and negotiating working targets ensuring effective communication within the centre
  • Leading staff meetings, promoting and supporting teamwork and attendance of staff meetings as arranged
  • Providing a good role model for junior colleagues and students and helping new staff to fit into the centre
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and, where appropriate, preparation of babies' bottles and Laundry duties
  • Working with the Manager to maintain administrative records as directed by the Regional Manager and Head Office and external agencies
  • Participating in regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Centre Manager and Regional Manager

Future Prospects

  • Ongoing training and development

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Good health and time keeping record
  • Interest in Early years Foundation stage curriculum

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE's grade 4 (C) in English and maths are required

Training Provided

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses
  • Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating
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