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Childcare Practitioner

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Little Explorers 49 St Gowan Ave Cardiff CF14 4JX
Salary
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Specialism
Health & Social Care
Sector
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Science
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

• To contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members
• To keep records of your key children's development and learning journeys and share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child's life
• To follow the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure
• Engage in good team working
• Liaise with and support parents and other family members
• To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
• To be flexible within working practices of the nursery. 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.
• Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery's philosophy is fulfilled
• Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager
• Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the Duty Manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
• Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the individual needs of all children
• Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
• To respect the confidentiality of all information received.

Additional information

Specific childcare tasks
• The preparation and completion of activities to suit each individual child's stage of development and interests
• To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person
• To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
• Washing and changing children as required
• To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
• Ensuring a poorly child is kept calm and warm and management is notified immediately
• To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
• To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
• To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside.

Requirements

Skills

Organised
Punctual
Team Player
Excellent Communication Skills
Friendly

Qualifications

Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development (CCPLD) Level 3

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Qualification:
Children's Care, Learning & Development Level 4 (CCLD) Professional Practice

About the employer

Little Explorers 49 St Gowan Ave

Cardiff
CF14 4JX

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The successful candidate will be notified of interview as appropriate.

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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