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Childcare Apprentice Level 3

Little Miracles
An exciting opportunity to work and qualify within childcare, your main role will be to provide a safe and caring environment for children to play and learn in.

Little Miracles - Employer

Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. Just like everyone else these children need a place to play, laugh and create friendships – Little Miracles provides this whilst the families are able to access the advice, support and care that they deserve. In the UK, there are 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 – this is approximately one child in every twenty yet the majority of families that we work with report feeling like they are alone in their journey. Little Miracles exists to reduce this isolation and to ensure that families get the support that they need in order to support their families fully. Our activities and Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to the families and their children with the varied support that we are able to offer. We support the whole family including parents, carers, the child with additional needs as well as the siblings and any family can receive support even before they receive the formal diagnosis. Alongside our child care centre Little Miracles offers the following services from the Spinney 1.Counselling 2.Family Support 3.Occupational Therapy 4.Home Education Support 5.Community Activities.



24 months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 138.75
Little Miracles

Detailed Job Description

You will be responsible for supporting staff with the care of children with regard to their physical, emotional and educational needs whilst working effectively as part of a team. Duties will include:-

  • Adhering to the policies & procedures and ensuring all children are offered equal opportunities in relation to the equality and diversity act
  • Working with the Nursery Nurse on planning and preparation of activities, to meet children’s individual needs
  • Liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Keeping and maintaining of children’s development records and observations
  • Positive management of children’s behaviour
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Providing a good role model for children and helping them fit into the nursery
  • Keeping and updating accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate
  • Nappy changing and assisting with toileting

Assisting with meal times, food preparation and feeding As a Child Care Support Worker you will be expected to work alongside other professionals ensuring confidentiality and professional standards are maintained at all times. You will also to be required to help with the general housekeeping and tidying as well as completion of any necessary paperwork. You will also be expected to attend staff meetings/training as required

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths
  • Childcare Level 2 NVQ or equivalent

Skills required

  • To have a strong commitment to providing a high standard of quality care for the children
  • To be able to take direction from senior staff members
  • Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

Personal Qualities

  • A friendly approach to everyone
  • A desire to develop childcare skills and take part in appropriate training workshops
  • Approachable and easy going
  • Warm, caring and patient nature
  • A sense of responsibility
  • A consistent and fair approach
  • Creativity
  • The ability to work in a team

Future prospects

Continuous professional development opportunities available,

Additional Information

Training provided

  • Diploma for the Children and Young Persons’ Workforce Level 3
  • Award in Food Safety and Catering
  • Paediatric/Childcare First Aid
  • Functional Skills in Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English Level 2
  • Functional Skills in ICT Level 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

If you are successful in securing an interview for this position, you will be required to attend a pre-interview and assessment at Peterborough Regional College.

Peterborough Regional College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Peterborough Regional College on 01733 762121 or email: (Ref ID:82340)
Peterborough Regional College

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