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Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Based with one age group, however staff need to work flexibly within all areas of the nursery and pre-school with children aged from 3months- 5yrs. Some experience of working with children is desirable in either a voluntary or paid position.
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Job Summary

80621
£136.90
37.00
Brockenhurst
19/01/2018
New Vacancy
Childcare
Brockenhurst College - Highwood Nursery



Detailed Job Description

Main duties and responsibilities: Become familiar with and support the implementation of all relevant regulations and criteria within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) are adhered to at all times. Assist in the provision of a high quality environment that meets the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development. Gain an awareness of and adhere to all Nursery policies, health and safety and relevant legislation at all times. Share in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children within the nursery Assist in the organisation, preparation and planning of continuous provision ensuring it is of an appropriate nature relevant to individual needs of participating children. This includes the preparation of various resources, art activities, wall displays and enhanced free play etc in line with the Government guidance and framework. Work within the team to ensure children`s personal development records, learning journeys reflect appropriate development targets for key children and support written documentation when necessary. Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and uphold its standards at all times. Ensure and support all volunteers, students and other apprentices who are undertaking any placements within our setting are made to feel welcome, valued, appreciated and fully included in our staff team. Assist with identifying own and work with the rest of the team to support the identification of others training and staff development needs, working alongside our own nursery staff and other professionals to gain a relevant and recognised qualification within the fix term contract. Work within a team and assist with day-to-day operational matters, ensuring the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times. Be flexible to work in all areas of Highwood as and when required. Be prepared to assist with the provision of meal/snack preparation, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and individual dietary needs. Liaise with parents and ensure appropriate communication, encourage their involvement in the aims of the nursery and in all aspects of their children’s care. Respect the confidentiality of any information received. Undertake such other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post, which may be reasonably allocated. This post will be based in one main area, all staff are required to work flexibly within all areas of the nursery pre-school with children aged from 3months- 5yrs. Some experience of working with children is desirable in either a voluntary or paid position.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A-C GCSE or equivalent English, Maths & IT desired but not essential, however must be committed to achieving progression in your Functional Skills attainment to level 2 if progression is desired

Skills required

You need good communication skills both written and verbal.

Personal Qualities

You should be hardworking, dedicated, caring and enjoy working with young children in a challenging but rewarding team environment.

Future prospects

Once completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to continue to an Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 CACHE Early Years Educator Pathway should a position become available.

Additional Information

Training provided

The successful candidate will undertake an Intermediate Apprenticeship including both on and off the job training. Training may be carried out by Brockenhurst College at Unit 5 Brock House, Grigg Lane, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RE, as well as the employer premises for some workshops. Attending Wednesday mornings An Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Persons Workforce comprises of the following: NVQ Level 2 in CACHE Children and Young Persons Workforce progressing to Early Years Educator Pathway at Level 3 Technical Certificate Level 2 Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT Employment Rights and Responsibilities Certificate Training will be part of the contracted hours agreed that makes up the working week.

The successful candidate will require clearance at advanced level by the DBS/CRB check.

Brockenhurst College - Learning Provider

Brockenhurst College offers a range of apprenticeships to help candidates discover exciting new career opportunities.
For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Brockenhurst College on 01590 625589 or email: apprenticeships@brock.ac.uk (Ref ID:80621)
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