About The Role
The Alliance is a leading early years Charity, also the largest voluntary sector provider for childcare services. We have some exciting opportunities available for Apprentice Nursery Assistants to join us within some of our Erith and Bexley based nurseries
 
Roles will be based at the following settings:
Northend Nursery: Erith, DA8 2EB
West Street Nursery: Erith, DA8 1FA
Storkway Nursery: Kidbrooke, SE3 9QX
Yarnton Way Nursery: Erith, DA18 4DW
 
Training and support with be provided by the Alliance. You will complete the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship for the children and Young Peoples framework.  Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship programmes are also available and candidates who already hold a level 2 early years qualifications are encouraged to apply. 
 
Job purpose:
You will assist in providing care and inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery and to assist in maintaining a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.
 
Main duties: 
  • To learn how to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs by providing stimulating and age-appropriate play and learning opportunities in the setting.
  • To learn how to supervise the children where appropriate and to protect them from dangerous or harmful situations, as directed by senior staff.
  • To learn how to contribute to a high level of care that will enhance the children’s general health and well-being and to ensure that all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times.
  • To learn how to assist the senior in providing a variety of outdoor activities to cover all areas of the children’s development as well as supervising outdoor play in all weathers.
  • To learn how to be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans.
  • To learn how to carry out observations (where appropriate) of children and how to discuss the progress of children with the relevant key person and to contribute any ideas to informal & formal planning sessions.
  • To assist in the preparation of snacks, set up and clear away meal times and supervision of children during meal times.
  • To contribute to and attend his/her feedback sessions.
  • To attend and contribute at regular staff/team meetings.
  • To share any child protection concerns immediately with the Senior Setting Worker or Setting Manager.
  • To ensure adherence to setting’s code of practice on confidentiality.
Desirable requirements:
  • GCSE grade 4 or C in English and Maths or an equivalent qualifications 
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work using own initiative and work as part of a team 
  • Good customer awareness
  • Experience of dealing with young children
Personal qualities:
  • A willingness to learn
  • Friendly, flexible approach
Hours per week: 40
Weeks per year: 52
 
Come along and have a chat at our 'Recruitment Day' which will be at Storkway Nursery on Saturday 8th June 2019 from 10am until 1pm.