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of tutors as ‘good’ or better in teaching observations

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of learning make progress in-line with plan

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of visits go ahead as planned

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success rate in Childcare Apprenticeships

Nursery assistant apprenticeship

Job description
Playhouse Day Nursery is a day care facility for pre-school children. We also provide a small number of places for before and after school for Lakeside Primary School. Playhouse is owned by Mrs Rochelle Corbett who has an honours degree in Early Childhood Studies. All staff are very well qualified and all are experienced in pre-school childcare.

An opportunity has arisen to work within a team looking after preschool children in the Cheltenham area. 

Key responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assisting the qualified staff with the day to day care of the children including cleaning, nappy changing and feeding
  • Working as part of a team to ensure a smooth running of the setting
  • Planning and completing activities with the children
  • Supporting the childrens development, learning and play
  • Completing development records for the children

The successful candidate must be committed to a learning pathway within a vocational setting with full training up to Level 3 Apprenticeship in Childcare. This position would suit a candidate with a bubbly, outgoing personality, who is able to work on their own initiative and is prepared to commit to the work required for an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Good GCSE (or equivalent) A-C grades in maths and English is desirable but not essential

Skills required

Good communication skills 

Energtic 

Enthusiatic

Commited

Reliable 

Passionate about working with children 

Personal qualities

Enthusiasm, punctuality and a willingness to learn about all facets of childcare.    

Qualifications taken

Level 2 Early Years

Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English if required

 

Employer description
Playhouse Day Nursery opened in January 1994. It is a private all day care facility for pre-school children. We also provide a small number of places for before and after school for Lakeside Primary School. Playhouse is owned and managed by Mrs Rochelle Corbett who has an honours degree in Early Childhood Studies and has also been awarded Early Years Professional status. Rochelle has over 20 years’ experience of working in childcare as well as having her own children. All the supporting staff are very well qualified and all are experienced in pre-school childcare. We have three large playrooms, two of the playrooms have adjoining enclosed all weather playgrounds (with safety surfaces) to encourage free flow play, a separate ‘quiet room’, child sized conveniences and a sensory room. At Playhouse, our aim is that the children in our care will be, above all, happy and safe. We provide an environment and activities to encourage enquiring minds to develop their knowledge about the world around them, their own independence and self-esteem. To facilitate this, the professionals in our employ provide a vast variety of experiences and learning opportunities. These take the form of ‘free flow’, and short ‘teaching’ sessions. Activities include sand, water, dressing up, cooking, singing, music and movement, artwork (painting, crayoning, modelling, drawing etc), playing outside, stories and various pre-reading and pre-writing activities. We try hard to make sure that every day is varied, interesting, educational and fun!!
What next?
Possibility to continue onto level 3 in Early Years
Company
PLAYHOUSE DAY NURSERY
Location
Cheltenham / GL51 6HT
Salary
£166 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
Start date
20/07/2020
Application close date
17/07/2020
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