Entry Level
Apprentice Childcare Assistant

Salary: £111.00 per week

Closing Date: Friday, 13 April 2018

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We are looking for a Childcare Apprentice to join our team. We are looking for someone with a passion to work with children and someone who wants a lengthy career in childcare.

Your role is to implement the daily routine in the nursery and ensure the children have access to exciting and challenging activities to support and encourage their learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and the children’s individual interests.

To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery. Putting the children’s welfare, care and development first and ensuring the children are safeguarded.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To provide high quality care for all children and families
  • To support qualified staff with daily routines in the nursery
  • To learn the skills of a nursery nurse, (on the job), working practically as part of the team
  • To understand the values and principles of the sector and implement in your daily routine with the children
  • To learn and follow the EYFS when caring for our children
  • To support and promote diversity and equality
  • To learn how to provide high quality childcare to our children
  • To show commitment to achieving the apprenticeship in the agreed timeframe
  • To work in partnership with your assessor
  • Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play
  • To ensure you attend all the training courses and staff meetings as required
  • To complete and submit work to agreed timelines
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things done
  • To contribute to the children’s developmental records, doing incidental observations on the children, with the possibility of taking on your own key children when you are fully trained
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with parents and keeping them informed about their child’s day
  • To promote social mealtimes and encourage sharing
  • Changing children as required and promoting good hygiene
  • Work as a supportive member of the staff team, where the nursery is viewed as a "whole". Utilise your time to help in other areas being constantly aware of the children’s needs
  • To attend all out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, open days etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of 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, cleaning etc.
  • To respect and maintain the confidentiality of information received
  • Complete the nursery’s in house training schedule
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To comply with the nurseries policies and procedures at all times
  • To report any injury or accident ensuring that health and safety of the individual is maintained. Inform seniors of all accidents
  • To report any suspicious or suspected non-accidental injury
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate to the post as required by the nursery

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