Salary: £9,000 plus benefits
Location: Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NL
Hours: 41.25 hours a week
Perks: Monthly rewards, up to 50% off your travel to work, high street discounts and freebies including; 1/2 price cinema tickets, free mobile phone insurance, food and drink, retail and travel discounts. We also offer free training opportunities and uniform upon joining us plus more!
Fennies Day Nurseries are an award winning, organically grown family run company. We are looking for a passionate and driven individual to join our inspiring team in Purley. We are well known for leading and nurturing our teams through our amazing training programmes and are proud to be supportive, passionate, creative and caring. If you are not just looking for a job but a new career come and join us!
Overview of the role
As part of our Apprenticeship programme we work in conjunction with two leading training providers, to offer you the opportunity to complete an Intermediate (Level 2 or Level 3) Apprenticeship in Children’s and Young Peoples Workforce within our growing chain of nurseries.
Courses are normally run for 13 months and we pay pleased to offer above the National Minimum Apprentice Wage as well as offering other benefits.You will gain experience in all areas of day to day nursery life and embrace a sound knowledge of current good childcare practices, to start a fulfilling career.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside qualified staff across all areas of the nursery age range of 3 months-5 years, to develop your practical skills in caring for young children under the overall guidance of the Nursery Manager and a mentor within the setting.
Your responsibilities will include supporting children in play and learning activities, everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times, enhancing the environment with displays of children’s work, observing and record keeping of children’s development and planning to meet their individual needs supported by establishing positive relationships with parents and careers.
Qualifications and experience
- The ability to relate and interact with children
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to develop positive relationships with parents, careers and other childcare professionals
- The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions
- Good observation and organisational skills
- A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support
- Good levels of numeracy and literacy (minimum level 1 Functional Skills, GCSE Maths and English grades D-F or equivalent).
If you have GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths grades A-C you will be able to start on the advanced apprenticeship immediately
- A reasonable level of IT skills would be an advantage
- An introductory level in Child Development, Health and Social Care or a similar entry level qualification is an advantage but not essential
To find out more information, our website has all the answers including our videos that give you a little window into our world www.fennies.com/careers
Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd follows a Safer Recruitment and Selection Process. Following a telephone interview, face to face interview and working practical trial, you will be expected to pass the referencing stage and pass a full/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to employment. Fennies will pay for this, however employment will not begin until you have been given clearance.
Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. Our company policy is to provide equal opportunities in all areas including recruitment, training and promotion. We value the skills and perspectives that a diverse and representative workforce bring, which is reflective of the communities we serve.
Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow a safer recruitment policy for all positions and successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.