Nursery Nurse Apprentice

Rochester, Kent
£117 (@ £3.90) per week / £185 (@£6.50) per week
01 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Start Date

Employer Description
At Warren Wood Primary Academy, we aim to provide a stable, nurturing environment in which children are happy, stimulated and keen to learn and develop to their full potential. We are committed to raising standards and achieving excellent outcomes for all pupils whatever their background or circumstances. Our school community is caring and friendly. The school includes a specially resourced Language Unit called The Evergreen Centre for pupils with speech and language difficulties.
Description of Vacancy
We are pleased to be able to offer an apprenticeship within our newly established nursery class.

The nursery nurse apprentice will be a member of a team responsible for the education and care of children in the nursery class and will work towards being involved in planning, preparation and evaluation of the nursery programme in accordance with the aims and objectives of the school whilst meeting the statutory obligations as required by OFSTED.

The nursery nurse apprentice will be a member of a team responsible for:

Contributing to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff; 
Maintain a record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers; 
Uphold standards within the setting by adhering to all policies and procedures; 
Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding Code of Conduct; 
Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members; 
Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc; 
Recording accidents in the accident book. 
Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it; 
Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting; 
To respect the confidentiality of information received; times.
To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring policies and procedures are observed at all times.

£117 (@ £3.90) per week
£185 (@£6.50) per week

8.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday
30 hours per week

Skills Required
The ability to manage and structure time effectively and efficiently 
Basic ICT skills to support administration 
The ability to relate effectively to a diverse range of children and adults 
The ability to deploy a range of strategies and techniques to encourage learning

Personal Qualities
The ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team of professionals 
Good communication skills, oral, written and electronic 
The ability to act as a positive role model for children and parents/carers

Qualifications Required
GCSE grade ‘C’ (or equivalent) or above in English and mathematics
Experience of working within a nursery environment and/or level two in Children and Young people’s workforce.

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – 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.

Additional Details
As of 1st April 2018, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important information
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.

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