Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
With over 40 years of experience, the Canterbury Day Nursery has developed a unique character that reflects the diversity and individuality of its children.
Work should be fun and we are looking for individuals who share that philosophy whilst providing children under 5 with a ‘Sound Foundation’ for life!
People really do matter at the Canterbury Day Nursery and we offer training programmes to all our colleagues to support their ongoing professional development.
The role is conveniently located within a stone’s throw from Canterbury city walls. It’s around a ten minute walk from the main bus station.
Description of Vacancy
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and established nursery in the heart of Canterbury.
As the apprentice nursery practitioner you will play an important role in supporting the children’s needs through quality education and care.
If you are looking for your first steps in childcare this is the ideal place to start, but if you already hold an existing Level 2 we are happy to offer a Level 3 apprenticeship.
This is a varied role. Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:
Participating in planning and implementation of Early Years Foundation Stage using the characteristics of effective learning
Working with the room senior to ensure the room meets all legal requirements
Ensuring two way, open, honest communication with all parents and informing them of relevant aspects of nursery life and their child’s development
Ensuring upkeep of the room providing a safe and welcoming and stimulating environment to children, staff and parents
Being an allocated first aider
Being responsible for own personal development under the guidance of your room senior
£168.75 per week (£4.50 per hour)
This is a shift based role, working 37.5 paid hours per week, Monday to Friday, between 08:00 – 18:00.
Breaks of a minimum of 30 minutes will be included, but will not be paid.
Ability to work as part of a team
Good interpersonal skills
Articulate with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to remain calm under pressure and work towards deadlines
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to have fun
Successful applicants will need to provide ‘right to work in the UK’ documentation, undertake a DBS and provide two satisfactory references prior to commencing employment
Grade C/4 or equivalent in GCSE English and Maths.
Due to the nature of the role, your offer of an apprenticeship will be subject to references and a DBS check.
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.
Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.
KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.