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Level 2 Early Years Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship
  • NG15 7QE

Website Hucknall Day Nursery

Early Years Childcare

What’s the Apprenticeship?       Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

How long will it take?                   12 months

What’s the Pay Rate?             National Apprenticeship Rate – £4.30 per hour

 Who’s it with?                                       Hucknall Day Nursery

Hucknall Day Nursery is a family run childcare business, and, established over 30 years ago,  provides a safe, caring and supportive environment for children from 0 to 4 years of age. With dedicated age based rooms, including the Baby Room, and Pre School Learning Room, it provides dedicated care and learning to meet children’s needs.

 What’s it about?

The main purpose of this role, is to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery. To ensure that all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted; give support to other team members throughout the nursery, and to work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.

What will I be employed to do?

  • Work with and support children
  • Work as part of a team
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with parents
  • Attend all training as set out in your training agreement
  • Complete all assignments set on time
  • Attend training as appropriate by the manager
  • Liaise with mentor and manager
  • Report to Nursery Manager but Deputy Manager or Room Leader for day to day duties

 And Day to Day, you’ll…..

  • Prepare and deliver a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children, as well as their stage of development, together with other team members
  • Shadow a qualified nursery practitioner, gaining an understanding of the ‘key person’ role, including weekly observations of children
  • Follow the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery. For example, be prepared to help where needed, including preparing snack meals, cleaning 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
  • Record accidents and complete the relevant form; ensure the Room Leader initials the report before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the nursery as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the individual needs of all children
  • Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
  • Develop your role within the team especially with an understanding of the role of a ‘key person’
  • Ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Wash and change children as required
  • Ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained
  • Ensure a poorly child is kept calm and warm (notify management straight away)
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • Ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history

 Now for a bit about you:

To be considered, you’ll have a genuine interest in, and passion for, working with children.

You’ll be calm, patient and considerate, keen to learn and develop, both yourself and the children you are responsible for. Hardworking, reliable and self motivated, you’ll be a great team player.

Ideally you’ll have A-C in Maths and English

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