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Apprentice Childcare Practitioner

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Job description

Milford Academy based in Clifton, Nottingham are looking to recruit an enthusiastic nursery assistant to work with children providing care and learning for each child according to their needs whilst studying and work towards achieving a nationally recognised childcare qualification.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who aspires to work within the childcare industry. This role will be working within the Nursery Team with children aged 3-4 years under the direction of the teacher. You will gain understanding of all aspects of young children’s development.

Duties within the role include:

  • Greeting parents
  • Helping out with activities with the children
  • Personal care of the children
  • Setting up activities and clearing them away
  • Ensuring that the nursery is kept clean and tidy
  • Ensuring any relevant paperwork is completed
  • Contributing to planning and development
  • Changing nappies
  • Attend and complete training set by the employer
  • Other general duties as and when required

This apprenticeship is work based therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address.

You will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments and for fortnightly day release.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 28/02/2020

Possible start date: 02/03/2020

Skills required

Good written and spoken English.

Qualifications required

A*-D/8-3 GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent).

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Reality Check

Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace easily.

Training provided

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in maths & English (if required)

Future progression

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship or progression onto a level 3 qualification.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

Additional question
Please advise if you drive and have your own car (for shortlisting purposes only in checking distance/time commuting to place of work).

Employer information

Milford Academy remain committed to building on their successful OFSTED inspection and ensuring all of their children reach their potential. They have now refurbished all the classrooms in the school and have single year groups throughout. This really helps the staff and children focus on all the new challenges in the new National Curriculum and higher National Standards set by the Government.

Address details:

Milford Primary School
Dungannon Road
NG11 9BT

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Reference number VAC001614765
Working week Monday to Friday 8am Earliest start - 6pm Latest finish (times will be in contract of employment)

(37 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Children's and Young People's Workforce - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £144.30 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).