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
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)
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 12/18 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 2 Early Years Practitioner/Level 3 Early Years Educator.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?Progression onto the next level Apprenticeship.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade G/1) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade G/1) Desired