The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

£156.00 per week

Exeter and Surrounding areas

Childcare Apprentice
Published: Mar 28, 2019
Ref: SG577LC

The Secret Garden based in Dawlish have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, creative apprentice to join their experienced team to undertake their training.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will be required work as part of a team to help provide an exciting play based learning environment. Set up activities and get children involved with activities after-school or during holiday club & to help develop a safe,caring, supportive and secure environment to enable the physical and emotional well-being of all the children in the setting. You are required to work within the team to ensure the smooth day to day organisation and operation of the nursery provision. You need to work as part of a team to facilitate a child-centred approach based on active learning. As a Level 2 child care apprentice, you will be expected to have excellent observational and communication skills and will play an active part in the development of the children in your care.

You will help children to understand and demonstrate good health, hygiene and personal habits during meal times, rest periods and bathroom use, and model excellence whilst you assist in serving snacks and refreshments to children.

You be a great team player and have excellent standards of personal hygiene and appearance, be reliable and model positive behaviour at all times.

Working Hours: 30-40 hours a week over Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-6pm.

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.

The Secret Garden Day Nursery and Pre-school is a private day nursery which is situated in a large friendly house with a dual entry security system.

It has been registered under its new ownership since September 2011. The owner of the nursery Tejaswini Earp has managed and owned nurseries in Early Years for over 18 years, with a specialisation in the Montessori Method of teaching.

Our staff team have years of experience between them and are highly qualified. They are always bettering themselves through various training courses and keep up to date with all current standards and legislation.

On completion of your qualification, you will have the opportunity to developing your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment.

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

The successful candidate needs to be outgoing and able to work using own initiative. As an apprentice you will have an interest in the needs of young children & have the ability to work as part of a team & understand the importance of confidentiality.

You will need to have good communication skills when dealing with children and adults, and will be reliable and hardworking. The successful candidate must have great leadership and organisational skills, and be confident in everything they do. You must have the ability to work under pressure, as well as possess good problem solving skills and flexibility in your approach to work.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable and extremely patient, with a kind, fair and supportive approach to be able to work effectively in this child care setting.

As an apprentice, you must be able to work with other adults and be able to demonstrate good teamwork skills, and where required, have the ability to work alone in an organised and focused manner.

An ability to communicate well with children, staff and parents is essential.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-C 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.

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

◾Leve 3 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.

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