Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2

We are a small nursery situated in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield. We are a charitable concern, run by a Trust Board who are made up of parents. We open between the hours of 8am and 6pm and care for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years.

Osborne House Community Nursery Ltd - Employer

Osborne House offers full day care in a setting that encourages your children's development through play and learning, starting from 3 months to 5 years. We have four different rooms that suit each stage of their development, meaning they continue to grow with other children of their age group and development level. Set in a large Victorian building with age ranges spread over two floors, we offer an incredible amount of varied outdoor play areas which give our children one of the best places to burn off excess energy and discover new abilities in the process.

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110720
£146.25
37.50
Sheffield
21/11/2019
Closed
Childcare
Osborne House Community Nursery Ltd
Full-Time

06/01/2020

12

Interserve Learning & Employment

Detailed Job Description

1. To provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors for all children. To be empathetic, responsive and an available attachment figure for each child. To encourage independence, self-motivation and an eagerness to learn.

2. To interact with & supervise children, acting as a role model whether leading an adult led activity or focusing on a children’s own interests. Working under the direct supervision of fully qualified staff members.

3. To participate with other staff where appropriate, in the planning of individual care and developmental activities, including the Early Years Foundation Stage and continuous provision.

4. To be a Key Person by observing, monitoring and recording the day to day behaviour and development of the children including establishing next steps relating to a child’s ages/stages of learning in their development records. Building up relationships with the child’s mother/father/carer(s).

5. Building up relationships with the child’s mother/father/carer(s), including giving feedback to mothers/fathers/carers on a daily basis, relating to care routines & development. To feedback to appropriate staff & management when needed.

6. To give feedback about your key worker children to senior members of staff on a regular basis, if applicable.

7. To escort children on educational visits – shopping, library etc.

8. To maintain the standards of the nursery, ensuring Health & Safety policies are adhered to in relation to self, children, equipment, and surroundings & to carry out all food handling policies.

9. To ensure all equipment and rooms are kept clean and tidy before, during and after sessions. Setting out playrooms ready for the day/next day’s activities.

10. To treat any information of matters relating to work within Osborne House Community Nursery as confidential. To be supportive and non-judgemental when mothers/fathers /carers are distressed, respecting confidentiality at all times.

11. Encourage all mothers/fathers /carers to take advantage of opportunities to become involved in the nursery/charity – and to establish good working relationships with them.

12. To comply with the requirements of all Osborne House Community Nursery’s policies and procedures and staff instructions, including responsibilities under the Health & Safety Policy and Procedure.

13. To comply with the requirements of all Osborne House Community Nursery’s Safeguarding/Child Protection Policies & procedures.

14. To remain aware of personal conduct including the need for self control when dealing with difficult or emotionally charged situations.

15. To participate in training and development opportunities as necessary to ensure up to date knowledge and skills.

16. To comply with the requirements of Osborne House Community Nursery’s Equal Opportunities & Special/Additional Educational Needs/ policies and procedures.

17. To ensure children receive medical treatment that may be required, under supervision of fully qualified staff members.

18. To follow Osborne House Community Nursery’s policies and procedures relating to major/minor accidents & incidents, under supervision of fully qualified staff members.

19. To follow Osborne House Community Nursery’s policies and procedures relating to existing injuries.

20. To attend staff meetings and room meetings outside normal working hours when required to do so.

21. To show flexibility in undertaking any other duties appropriate to the post as required by the management in the interest of the provision.

22. To participate in fund-raising and other activities outside of business hours.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Must have a good level of secondary education

Skills required

  • Must have a good level of written and spoken English
  • Needs to be able to interact well with children and families
  • Must be able to work as part of a team

Personal Qualities

  • We are looking for a friendly, outgoing individual who gets along easily with others
  • We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and eager to learn and develop
  • Must be able to use own initiative and adapt plans

What does a typical placement look like

  • Must have a good level of written and spoken English
  • Needs to be able to interact well with children and families
  • Must be able to work as part of a team

What you should wear

Must have a good level of secondary education

Future prospects

A number of apprentices have been employed as Early Years Practitioners at Osborne House on completion of training. Whilst no guarantees can be given to subsequent promotion, there are currently a number of higher posts with Osborne House Community Nursery which potentially provide the opportunity for career progression.

Osborne House Community Nursery has a positive commitment to the training and development of employees in all areas of its activities. Similarly employees are expected to adopt a positive attitude to any training and to their own personal development.

Additional Information

Training provided

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Osborne House Day Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a Children and Young People's Workforce apprenticeship programme delivered through Osborne House Day Nursery and Preschool's dedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment.

•Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce

•Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT if needed

•Employer Rights and Responsibilities

•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

General Information

A clear DBS certificate and 2 references are required before employment commences

Interserve Learning & Employment - Learning Provider

Interserve Learning & Employment is a leading UK training provider for apprenticeships and traineeships.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Interserve Learning & Employment on 0333 444 3973 or email: rebecca.reid@interserve.com (Ref ID:110720)