Kenleys Day Nursery

Kenleys Day Nursery

£172.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

x2 Child Care Apprentices
Published: Jan 22, 2021
Ref: KD364SR

Kenleys have a fantastic opportunity for two apprentices to join their child care facilities based in Plymstock, Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

You will carry out duties such as helping to organise playtime activities, and planning and assisting in projects for games and exercise sessions. You must make sure that the children’s safety and welfare is a priority at all times as well as making all activity sessions fun and enjoyable. You will also help to organise and prepare lunch and snacks for all the children.

Part of your daily duties will be to take part in art and craft activities, this will be a good opportunity to get to know the children and create a bond between each individual.

An important part of any company’s requirements is to make sure that all health and safety procedures are followed in the workplace at all times, and all the equipment is put away at the end of each day.

Duties will also include:
• Helping to build the children’s portfolios
• Helping with preparation of meals
• Helping to provide handovers to parents

The successful candidate will be supervised throughout their apprenticeship by a fully trained member of staff, who will assist them in all aspects of your role for this position.

Working Hours: You will be required to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, hours will vary depending on the rota.

Wages: £172.00 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.

Kenleys Nursery is based in Plymstock and offers high-quality education and childcare for children ranging from 0 – 5yrs. All of their staff are highly qualified and experienced and the nursery has been rated Good by Ofsted at their last inspection.

Their aim is to deliver an exceptional standard of childcare and education within a safe, homely environment.

They provide an environment that is welcoming, stimulating and nurturing. The staff are enthusiastic and encouraging and effectively build children's confidence to manage tasks independently. They continually strive to improve the service they provide by encouraging feedback and working on quality improvements wherever possible.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training with a view to future employment.

Skills Required

You will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults and be reliable and hardworking. You must have the ability to follow procedures and to work as part of a team along with being able to use your initiative when working alone.

The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything they do. You must have the ability to work well under pressure, as well as possess good problem-solving skills and flexibility in your approach to work.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will need to be caring, reliable, flexible and enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn and develop their child care skills in a professional nursery setting.

Good timekeeping and attendance are both very important for this position, as you may be required to start earlier on occasions.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-E (9/2) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as Functional Skills.

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.

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard Apprenticeship

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 6 to 12 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