Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Little Apples Nursery
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Do you have a passion for looking after young children and babies? If so, we are looking for an Apprentice Nursery Assistant at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and become part of Little Apples Day Nursery.
Apprentice Nursery Assistant
37.5 hours per week to work flexibly between 7am 6pm Monday to Friday
GHNHSFT Apprenticeship Terms and Conditions, Fixed term contract 18 months
£5.18 per hour, £10,132 pa
Little Apples Day Nursery
Responsible and accountable to:
Cheltenham General Hospital (with occasional requirement to travel to Little Oaks Day Nursery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital)
Main duties of the job
This is an excellent opportunity to complete an Advanced Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship and gain valuable experience within a nursery setting. This vacancy would be suitable for anyone who has an interest in starting / pursuing a career within an Early Years setting.
The Apprentice Nursery Assistant will work as part of a team, have a flexible attitude to work, be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with a range of healthcare staff.
The Apprentice will also ensure a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development. Working in the nursery requires the apprentice to be flexible and alter activities and priorities as the need arises.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience or Aptitude Required
- GCSE Grade C/4 English & Mathematics C/4 or equivalent.
Please see person specification for further detail.
Our team are friendly and welcoming with our aim being to provide the best care for everyone.
Being part of the NHS community gives you access to loads of benefits such as generous holiday allowance, company pension scheme and discount schemes.
- The Apprentice will meet and greet children, parents/carers in a friendly, polite and professional style
- Ability to work on own initiative, independently and as part of a team
- Whilst providing high standards, be able to contribute to a safe, fun and stimulating environment
- Under guidance organise, arrange and provide activities under the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to meet the individual needs of the children
- Adhere to Nursery Policy and Operational Plan and bring to the attention of the Manager any ineffective practice
- Be committed to the Trust Values Listening, Excelling and Caring
- The apprentice will have no budgetary responsibility or direct management responsibility
Key result areas
- To attend all mandatory components of the Apprenticeship Standard including:- GHNHSFT mandatory training- Progress review meetings
- - Department based vocational assessments
- - Corporate induction
- To undertake training as required and agreed with the mentor, supervisor and external assessor and complete competencies relevant to the work area / department
- Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the nursery setting
- Understand and apply confidentiality within the work place
- Be flexible in meeting the needs of the Nursery, i.e. working within different units of the Nursery and hours of work
- To undertake any other duties to support the Nursery Nurses and other Nursery staff to provide an efficient service
Communications and Working Relationships
- Local Education Authority (LEA)
- Early Years and Childcare Services
- Training Provider
- Apprenticeships and Careers Team
Please see the full job description and person specification by accessing the documents under the Supporting Documents heading.
Interview date: Thursday 29th July 2021
Qualifications / Experience
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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