- NAS Reference
- Weekly wage
30.00 per week
- Working Week
30-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Shifts TBC.
- Date Posted
- Start Date
- Expected Duration
Now Taking Applications
Early years practitioner
- Employment Type
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Camberley Town Montessori Nursery
Description of Opportunity
You will work four days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college to gain your apprenticeship qualification.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Admissions Team
email@example.com - CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED (Ref ID: VAC001783511)
Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help
A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential
No qualifications are required for the Level 2 Intermediate apprenticeship. Functional skills including Maths and English are covered as part of the apprenticeship as is Paediatric first aid. A clear CRB may be required by the nursery.
To undertake the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship candidates will need to achieve or already have achieved a GCSE grade A-C in maths and English prior to completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship.
Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team
Good timekeeping, patience and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants
Reliable, punctual and trustworthy
Enjoys being creative
Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times
An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families
Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence
A willingness to reflect on their own practice
The candidate can demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding
Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery. There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.
Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles. You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.
Central to our ethos is the concept of a warm family relaxed environment. Children are treated as unique individuals and progress at their own pace, having the freedom to enjoy independent learning. Our large garden and heated indoor swimming pool enable children of all ages to experience a range of physical challenges and to enjoy much of their day outside, irrespective of weather. Nutritious food is prepared on the premises and we promote a healthy diet and lifestyle. The children are often involved in helping to prepare the snacks and evening meals. Mealtimes are a very important experience for young children, encouraging social interaction. Every piece of equipment has a purpose. Staff will direct and support a child’s learning by guiding them towards the next appropriate challenge always aiming to satisfy their thirst for knowledge.