Salary and benefits: £8,000 plus benefits
Hours:41.25 a week
Location: 1 St Augustine's Avenue, South Croydon, CR2 6BA
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.
Up to 25 days holiday
50% off travel expenses to work
Refer a friend bonus
Up to 40% childcare discounts
Free uniform, free training and free DBS check
Career Opportunities: Ongoing continuous development and early years quality training and mentoring
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
Fennies Day Nurseries is committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post. Some of the information that we request is for this purpose.