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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Employer
Babcock Training
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary
£179 per week
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
February
Duration
12-18 months
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Employer description  

The nursery is located on Leckhampton Road, on the outskirts of Leckhampton, less than a mile from Cheltenham Town Centre and convenient for GCHQ, Cheltenham General Hospital and Cheltenham College. We occupy a beautiful Victorian house, which has been refurbished and re-equipped to a very high standard and provides a large space for exciting outdoor play and exploration. Our large windows and large rooms induce a sense of awe and calm in staff, children and visitors alike.

Job description  

A fantastic opportunity has become available at Westfields . They are looking for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join their setting, to fit well within their friendly team and learn skills on the job whilst supporting children’s play, learning & development.

Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference in the lives of little people? If so, then please read on as we have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring nursery nurse to join our team at Westfields and enter into the world of early years education.

We would love you to join our team as we embark on accreditation to 'The Curiosity Approach', promoting awe and wonder in early childhood. This is a unique style of learning for children to be engaged in the joy of DOING rather than the end result.

Duties Will include

  • Caring for children
  • Preparing and maintaining environments to meet children's needs
  • Supporting children's play and learning
  • Supporting children's development
  • Adhere to all safeguarding practices
  • Preparing snacks and help with their feeding and cleaning
  • Planning and supervising child initiated and adult led activities.
  • Implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Planning and providing effective teaching and learning in Early Years settings
  • Making accurate and productive use of assessment in Early Years Settings

As an apprentice you will be included on a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship, this will involve a Regional Trainer visiting you once a month in the workplace from an award winning training provider.

What will be involved in your apprenticeship:

  • To undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years Qualification as part of an apprenticeship which is achieved within the given timescale
  • To actively participate in your own development plan working through the qualification with the qualification provider and with the nursery setting too
  • To keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues 
  • Monthly meeting with a Regional Trainer from Babcock in your workplace to complete your qualification 

 

If you are excited by this opportunity please contact us today!

Employer website  

https://allaboutchildren.co.uk/

Future Prospects  

• A competitive training salary
• Ongoing personal and professional development
• 1 Week shut down at Christmas
• A great and friendly place to work
• The support of a very experienced team and Nursery Manager

This vacancy is for a permanent position, you will be offered fulltime employment upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Skills required  

• Nursery work experience is preferable
• Good Communication
• Ability to use computer
• Adaptable
• The ability to work as part of a team
• Must be able to follow instructions from the room leader

Qualifications required  

GCSE Maths & English A-C/ 4-9 or equivalent is preferred but not essential

Personal qualities  

• Holds a passion for education and educating our children
• Believes in shaping a future for not only the children but themselves
• Is articulate & friendly
• Able to commit to the full apprenticeship programme
• Holds a passion for learning about Childcare and reliable to boot

Things to consider  

You will be working 40 hours with the earliest start being 7.30am and latest finish time 6pm


Please consider your personal journey times and routes to and from the employer before you apply.
This vacancy may close earlier than the dates advertised so please apply early to avoid disappointment. You may be asked to interview before the closing date.
Whilst on an apprenticeship an apprentice is entitled to an NUS card https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/

Application instructions  

For further information on this vacancy and to apply please click ‘apply’. At this point you will enter the Babcock International website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer. Contact Lyndsay Wainwright with any enquiries 01704332136

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