First Place Nurseries Lt

Level 2 Nursery Nurse Apprentice - Radlett - Intermediate (Level 2)

First Place Nurseries Lt (Employer)

Paragon Education & Skills Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,640.00
40.0 hours per week 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, shifts between 8am-6pm
12 months (duration)
25 July 2022(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
18 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Opportunity for an ambitious person who is interested in Childcare in the Hertfordshire area, to begin or continue their career as an Early Years Practitioner for a lovely nursery who would like you to reach your full potential!

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for either a Level 2 Assistant Nursery Nurse or Level 3 Senior Nursery Nurse Apprentice to join our friendly team!

The role of the Assistant Nursery Nurse is to ensure all children attending First Place receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with planned and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

The role of the Senior Nursery Nurse is to ensure all children attending First Place receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with planned and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

In addition to childcare duties, the Senior Nursery Nurse is responsible for assisting the day to day management of the room in terms of ensuring the nursery’s operational objectives are met. The nursery will ensure that you are given appropriate guidance and ongoing instruction and training to be able to fulfil this role.


Your daily duties will include but not be limited to;

Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment
Ensure you are familiar with the essential policies and procedures and employee handbook, especially safeguarding children, Prevent, whistleblowing, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety. You will be provided with a copy of the nursery’s essential policies and procedures and employee handbook
Work in partnership with early years professionals, for example Health Visitors and SEN services
Within reason to comply with requests to work outside normal hours, for example to cover if staff unexpectedly have to leave the room or are called away
Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately. Ensure management are informed and consulted where relevant
Attend and participate in room and staff meetings
Undertake other duties as may reasonably be required by the Nursery
Never leave the room / nursery / childcare location and put your colleagues at risk of being out of ratio – unless in case of emergency
Support co-ordinators such as SENCO, Equal Opportunities in their roles
Attend training and development courses as directed by your Manager or Assessor
To promote at all times good relations between staff members, parents and children, and promote the quality ethos of the nursery

Benefits include;

Fun time Friday (treats in staff room)
Birthday day off(or closest too)
20 days A/L
2 weeks closure over the Christmas period (paid)
paid overtime
appreciation awards
free car park
Mental Health support

Working hours are Monday to Friday, shifts between 8am - 6pm

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities.

All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study. This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible!

On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression onto the next level Apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade G/1) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade G/1) Desired
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