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Apprentice Nursery Assistant with Hine Park Day Nursery

28 March 2024

What’s the JOB?

Apprentice Nursery Assistant

WHO is it with?

Hine Park Day Nursery

WHERE?

Leicester, LE5 0BW

WHAT does it pay?

£6.40 per hour

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Friday shifts between 7.30am and 6pm

 

WHAT Qualification will I GAIN?               Early Years Practitioner Level 2 or Early Years Educator Level 3

How LONG will it TAKE me?                       16-18 Months

WHAT will I LEARN about?

Level 2 Units Covered:

·         Exploring roles and opportunities

·         Supporting SEN or disabilities

·         Supporting effective communication

·         Supporting health and safety

·         Child development up to 7 years

·         Working with parents and professionals

·         Supporting activities and educational programmes

·         Promoting wellbeing

·         Safeguarding young children

·          

 

Level 3 Units Covered:

·         Continued professional development

·         Speech and language

·         Equality and diversity

·         Partnership working

·         Planning and implementing activities for children

·         Learning development, observations, and theories

·         Safeguarding

·         Supporting positive behaviour

·         Health, safety, and welfare

·         Transitions

 

HOW does the Apprenticeship work?

·         1-2-1 meeting once a month with your Tutor (2-3 hours) via Teams (you’ll learn part of 1 module)

·         You will not attend college for one day a week!

·         6 hours of your working week will be spent on apprenticeship work, this includes:

o   (assignments, independent study, training & development activities)

·         These hours will be agreed with your manager, either split across the throughout the week, or on a set day

·         After 6 months, you’ll start preparing for your End Point Assessment (EPA) doing mocks of:

o   multiple choice tests, presentations of your work and Q&A’s

·         With CT Skills, you’ll get lots of 1-2-1 support from application until the completion of your apprenticeship!

So, WHO are Humberstone Park Day Nursery?

Our team is made of passionate and experienced Early Years Educators working in partnership with parents and carers to give children the best start possible in their lifelong journey of learning and discovery.

We are an Ofsted approved day nursery and provide care for children from the age of 8 weeks up to 10 years old. Our services include school pick up and after care for our neighbouring school Falcons Primary. All our rooms have CCTV monitoring to allow an extra piece of mind.

For more information, visit https://www.hineparkdn.co.uk/index.html

WHAT’S in it for ME?

By joining Hine Park Day Nursery, you will provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the setting. You will be a role model to the children and get to support them in taking their first steps! Plus, you’ll learn about important topics such as safeguarding and supporting SEN or disabilities which will support you in pursuing a long-term career in childcare.

 

DAY to DAY, you will….

• Effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met.

• Keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys.

• Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.

• Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers.

• Ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories

• Advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.

• Be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc.

• Undertaking other responsibilities where needed, such as preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.

• Read, understand, and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.

• Develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person.

• Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families, or other staff.

• Be aware of the high profile of the setting and to always uphold its standards.

• To support nursery assistants, students, and volunteers.

• To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained.

• To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding officer.

 

WHAT Skills do I NEED?

Apprenticeships are very demanding; you’re working towards a qualification whilst working full time! You’ll need to be committed and motivated as there is lots of self-guided work involved. PLUS, you need GOOD …..

 

·         Enthusiastic

·         Customer Care

·         Initiative

·         Role Model

·         Confidence

 

 

 

ANYTHING ELSE?

·         GCSE or equivalent English and Maths grade 4/C or above

·         UK Residency (MUST have lived in the UK for 3 years+)

·         Some childcare experience e.g., babysitting or taking care of younger family members (Desired)

What AFTER the Apprenticeship?

You could progress into ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nursery Assistant or Early Years Practitioner (with an increase in salary!) or consider other options, just take a look;  

 

INTERESTED? Before you apply, ASK yourself?

·         Are you happy with the role, company, and qualification?

·         Can you commit to the timeframe?

·         Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (GCSE Maths & English 4 or above & UK Residency)

·         Can you start immediately, or do you have other commitments such as education or work?

·         Is your CV up to date and relevant? If not, use this: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx

What NEXT?

·         If successful, you’ll receive a phone call from our Recruitment Team

·         NEXT, you’ll be asked to write a supporting statement (this will be added to your CV)

·         You’ll complete an English and Maths assessment

Work Level
Level 2
Employment Type
Full Time
Salary
£6.40 per hour
Company
Hine Park Day Nursery
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 OR Early Years Educator Level 3
Duration
16-18 months
CT Skills
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Industry
Education
Location
Nottingham

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