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Nursery Nurse

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Pitter Patter Day Nursery 2 Dulais Rd Pontarddulais Swansea SA4 8RH
Salary
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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Specialism
Health & Social Care
Sector
Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

Work as a member of the Nursery Team, showing initiative & creativity; work co-operatively & with flexibility whilst promoting a positive approach to a harmonious working environment
Work with team to create an emotionally, stimulating & attractive environment - indoors & outdoors
Plan with your team - play & learning activities suitable for the age range of the children; Support & extend children's learning & development through stimulating & challenging activities appropriate to their needs, interests & development stages; Encourage the children to be confident, independent & develop their self esteem
Offer ideas & suggestions regarding activities for the children
Assist the Supervisor to develop best practices which meet identified quality indicators; Accept instruction regarding working practices including the supervision of children
Ensure the continuous smooth running of your room in the absence of the Room Supervisor; communicate effectively to promote respect and professional teamwork
Develop positive and professional relationships with other staff working in the nursery
Staff are expected to provide support for each other, to cover each other's areas of work during absences, to share information and contribute generally to the smooth running of the nursery; Assist each other in the completion of daily tasks
Promoting & Maintaining relationships with Children, Parents/Carers & Visitors to the nursery
Communicate effectively with staff, parents & children

Additional information

Special Requirements:
This post requires a satisfactory enhanced level DBS
Be aware of the high profile of Pitter Patter Day Nursery and to uphold its standards at all times. Act as a Role Model to all who visit and work in the Nursery so high standards of professionalism is maintained at all times

Requirements

Skills

Good communication skills(Oral & Written) and a pleasant disposition
Ability to relate and communicate with parents and encourage their active partnership
Be able to work as part of a professional team; be reliable and motivated
Ability to form caring and trusting relationships with children and their families
Commitment to undertake professional development to enhance childcare skills and knowledge
Empathy and understanding of children
Willing to work flexibly and creatively to meet the needs of the Nursery, keen to achieve success for self and others
Dedicated, caring, enthusiastic, reliable, creative, flexible, approachable, honest and trustworthy
Self motivated and a good team player, ability to show initiative
Able to respect confidentiality and exercise discretion

Qualifications

No minimum requirements

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Qualification:
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development Level 2

About the employer

Pitter Patter Day Nursery 2 Dulais Rd
Pontarddulais
Swansea
SA4 8RH

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 applicant 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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