Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Babcock Training
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
178.45 per week
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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Start Date
12-18 months

Employer description  

At Jitterbugs we strive to make children feel safe and secure and to provide an outstanding environment which is: highly stimulating and full of exciting activities which will motivate and enthuse the children to learn. We work closely with parents/carers and families in a variety of ways to ensure that each individual child’s needs are being supported and met so they can reach their full potential.

Job description  

Apprentice Nursery Assistant to fit well within the team and learn skills on the job working with children at Jitterbug Nursery.

  • To assist and supervise play with children and oversee activities which cover all areas of children's development
  • To promote positive behaviour
  • Assist keyworkers in planning and implementing varied activities
  • To carry out all health and safety practises in a safe way
  • Ensure all the settings policy and procedures and adhered to at all times

The role is to work as part of a large team, it requires caring for all the children's care needs alongside assisting with cleaning duties.

We are looking for someone who enjoys spending time with a variety of aged children and is willing to learn the entire job role. To gain a childcare qualification that includes the study of children's development.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Childcare Practitioner Apprenticeship. Your standard will be delivered by Babcock Training who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Regional Trainer having one to one meeting with you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

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Future Prospects  

This vacancy is for the length of the Apprenticeship.

Skills required  

•The candidate must have good communication skills and be able to communicate well with children and adults
•Must be able to follow direction and alternatively be able to us own initiative
•The candidate must be committed and passionate for the needs of children
• Must be reliable and show commitment to the company

Qualifications required  

A*–C Grade for GCSE English and Maths or equivalent qualification would be desirable but not essential.

Personal qualities  

Outgoing, with good communication skills and the ability to work with others initiative. The candidate must be committed and passionate for the needs of children. Must be reliable and show commitment to the company.

Things to consider  

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly by your Apprentice Recruitment Advisor to discuss your application for this Apprenticeship; if they can’t get hold of you they will text you their contact details.
As an Apprentice you will complete an Early Years Practitioner Standard..

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in maths and English
Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment
The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role. Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.

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