Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Closing Date: 28/08/2022
Contract Contract
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £4.81 per hour for the first year
Company Education Training Collective

Job Description

Brief overview of the role

Goulton Grange Day Nursery – To work as an effective member of an early year’s team delivering a flexible, high quality, education and care centred service that meets the needs of the young children and their families. They are based on a farm and you will need to be able to reliably get there each day.

Vacancy description

Duties will include:

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
  • To ensure that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • Developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Nursery Manager.
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • To understand and work to nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • To be a key person.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the nursery aims and objectives.

Working week

  • 40 hours, Monday – Friday, hours to be confirmed

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good time management
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to relate well to both children and adults
  • Good numeracy & literacy skills

Personal qualities

  • Team worker
  • Have good practical skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Enthusiastic and a willingness to learn
  • Happy to be involved in school life
  • Ability to travel to work

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Maths & English A*-C/9-4 or equivalent
  • Level 2 Childcare

Future prospects

This is an initial 18 month contract with the opportunity for a full time role at the end of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

They are based on a farm, so you will need wellies & will also need to be able to arrange your own transport, as they are not particularly near any public transport.

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills maths & English, if required
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