Musselburgh Nature Kindergarten
This exciting opportunity is for a full-time trainee childcare assistant (Modern Apprenticeship) based in a well-established nursery situated in Musselburgh on the banks of the river Esk.
You will be learning all aspects of childcare practice. You will be allocated a designated training assessor from Azilo Training who will support and guide you through your Modern Apprenticeship Programme (SVQ Level 3 in Social Services, Children & Young People) allowing you to qualify as a childcare practitioner (Nursery Nurse).
This is a full time position Mon-Fri (with possible working shift patterns between 8.00am – 6.00pm)
Your role within the nursery establishment will include:
All aspects of the nursery daily routine
Providing quality care to children from birth to five years
Administrative duties relating to the care of the children
Being involved in planning and evaluating activities
Developing your own skills & knowledge in effective child-care practice
The role requires the successful applicant to be a positive role model and enthusiastic individual, good communicator and have a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Applications welcomed from candidates who possess three National 5's or three standard grades at Level 4 or above (one must be English) or Intermediate levels will be accepted. Exceptions may be made if applicants can demonstrate their practical abilities in this field.
Hours of work and rate of pay:
Hours of work and rate of pay are agreed by the individual employer. As a guide, a normal working week may be Monday – Friday, 35-40 hour per week and National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is set by the Government which is from £4.30 per hour. It should be noted that when you qualify as a childcare practitioner in approximately 15 months’ time, you will probably earn the Real Living Wage in a partnership nursery which will be a minimum of £9.30 per hour or over £19,000 per annum.
The role will require the successful applicant to register with the relevant sector bodies including approval and registration with the PVG scheme.
Azilo Training are committed to equality and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We especially welcome applications from those aged from 16-19 years or aged 20-29 if they are disabled/care experienced however this position is open to all applicants.
To apply for this vacancy please submit a copy of your full CV. You must include your date of birth in your application for Modern Apprenticeship Funding purposes.
Please ensure that you can travel to the nursery in the Musselburgh area for an early morning start before applying.
Working as part of a team
Meeting the needs of the children you are caring for
Communication with parents, colleagues and children
Using your initiative
Completing tasks in a timely manner
You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement
True desire to want to work with babies and children