Giggling Monkeys

Giggling Monkeys

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Child Care Apprentice x 2
Published: Jan 10, 2019
Ref: GM587SM

Giggling Monkeys are looking to take on two child care apprentices to join their team in Torpoint.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful apprentice will be ensuring the children’s emotional and development needs are met. You will be involved in a variety of tasks such as helping to organise play, projects and games and exercise. Along with this, you will be assisting with art and craft activities, helping with snack time and cleaning duties.

You will need to take into consideration the individual needs of the children’s respecting race, religion and culture and also have an awareness of social needs and be sympathetic to emotional needs. As a child care apprentice, you will be expected to play an active part in the development of the children in your care. You will support all abilities, helping every child reach their potential in all areas of learning – socially, intellectual, physical and emotional.

Working Hours: The working hours will be minimum of 30 hours – Monday to Friday. Shifts will be discussed at interview.

Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332442.

Giggling Monkeys was founded to move away from the large nursery chain establishments and to bring about the one to one care and connectivity every child deserves.

The company's own learning journey, to create a progressive play environment was generated by its passion to reconnect children with enjoyment, inquisitiveness and excitement. An environment allowing childhood to explore, art , play, music and nature.

The building layout and interior design creates the spaces for discovery, from the free flow rooms, sensory play zones, the ateliers, the art studio, the kitchen and the natures indoor room, each place captured the intrigue from children to engage and enjoy.

Past Apprentices

Giggling Monkeys have previously taken on an apprentice before, and are keen to welcome another to their team.

Once having completed your apprenticeship, the nursery may consider supporting progression to an addiotnal qualification for the right candidate.

Skills Required

You must have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with children, parents and colleagues on a daily basis. You will need to be enthusiastic, energetic and able to work in a flexible way. Listen actively to children and respond with warmth and empathy. Along with this, you must understand the importance of confidentiality.

Personal Qualities

You must be patient, reliable and hardworking. Team work is essential as you will become a member of a small, but dedicated team of professionals. You will also have a bright, bubbly personality which can create the warm, family environment welcomed within the nursery, by the children, families and staff.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications are required for this role, including GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Additional Requirements

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

  • Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School