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Nursery assistant apprenticeship

Job description
An excellent opportunity for a candidate who has a level 2 qualification in childcare to progress to gain a Level 3 Childcare qualification as an apprentice.

The candidates will report to the team manager each day, who will then indicate which team the candidate will be assigned to. Within the team the candidate will assist the other Nursery Assistants to plan and organise both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of the children’s personal needs.

Other 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 children’s 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 2 Apprenticeship in Childcare, (with the possibility of progressing to Level 3 Apprenticeship in Childcare where appropriate). 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 Numeracy - A-C Grades in Maths or equivalent.
  • Good Literacy - A-C Grades in English or equivalent.
Skills required
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Reliable.
  • Teamplayer
Personal qualities
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Great if able to work using own initiative.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Commitment to a pathway of learning in a vocational setting.
Qualifications taken
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • Functional Skills.
  • QCF Qualification.
Employer description
Hickory Dickorys opened in 1999 by Sharon Johnson & Trudy Hobbs for their own children who have thrived and grown into confident and happy young ladies. Sharon & Trudy have worked in the Early Years Sector for well over 30 years, they both remain passionate about the importance and relevance of Early Years Development and Care and the positive impact this care has on a child's future growth and success. Sharon & Trudy work day to day in the nursery overseeing the smooth running, this helps maintain a high standard of care and promotes a strong relationship with the Team and Parents. The nursery is private & independently owned. The nursery is located in Cheltenham Town Centre within walking distance of many shops and park areas. The nursery operates in a four storey Regency building catering for 40 children a day, promoting small and familiar groups, which enhances the relationship between each child and their Key Person. The feeling within the nursery is homely, inviting, relaxing, happy and above all fun! The nursery prides itself on providing superb quality Day Care for Parents and children in a relaxed, stimulating and caring atmosphere. All the Team at Hickory Dickorys are qualified, kind, friendly, honest and approachable, and above all, interested in you, as Parents to help with the continuity of wonderful care you have given your child in the most important first months or even years of their lives. The Team are chosen for their experience, qualifications but most of all for their commitment in providing a loving and caring environment for your child. We believe in children, they are our future, we can make a huge difference in their lives, working together as a team ensuring our children grow happily, successfully and confidently.
What next?
Possible full time vacancy
Cheltenham / GL50 1JS
£148 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday,
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