Apprentice - Childcare (L2/L3)
Children First Nursery and Forest School, is a thriving purpose built 70 place day nursery based in Worthing college. The nursery is open to children age 6 weeks to 5 years and is open for 51 weeks of the year Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm. Children are divided over 4 rooms by age. We also run a holiday club based in our forest school for children aged 4 -11 years. The nursery has a real outdoors ethos and we are based in extensive grounds with access to nature trails, local green spaces and our forest schools.
We have a long standing, friendly and professional team of 27 staff. Staff are provided with the nursery uniform. Benefits include 25 days’ holiday as standard (3 days to be used to cover Christmas closure) plus bank holidays, extra holiday for long service, childcare voucher scheme and use of the college gym at discounted rates. If you have a genuine interest in working with children and supporting them in their growth and development, then we would love to hear from you. Visits to view the nursery are welcomed.
We are seeking to recruit an apprentice for this very successful nursery. The Apprenticeship provides unqualified staff, with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Apprentices can work towards Level 2 Certificate and/or Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, subject to previous experience.
The time it takes to achieve qualification can vary but usually we would expect that Level 3 would be achieved within 18 months. The period of employment will normally end once an apprentice has achieved their qualification. Full training will be provided. Level 2 and/or Level 3 training and assessment will be provided by The Centre for Early Years Training. Induction training and ‘on-the-job training’ will be provided by the Nursery Team Manager as well as other nursery/college staff (for example the Deputy Nursery Team Manager/room leaders).
The college is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS and health checks and presentation of original qualification certificates. We will always obtain references prior to interview. Employment may not start until all the relevant checks have been completed and are satisfactory.