- NAS Reference
- Weekly wage
40.00 per week
- Working Week
Monday - Friday, between 8am - 6pm
- Date Posted
- Start Date
- Expected Duration
Now Taking Applications
Early years practitioner
- Employment Type
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Fledglings Day Nursery
Description of Opportunity
You will work five 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
0118 956 6995
firstname.lastname@example.org - CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED (Ref ID: VAC001789817)
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 this 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.
Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team. Good time keeping, 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.
This small nursery is based in the grounds of Little Heath School in Tilehurst and is experienced in working with apprentices.