Apprentice - Nursery
About the Nursery:
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. Flexible childcare places are offered including all day, all week, part-week and morning or afternoon sessions. 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. Further information about Children First Nursery and Forest School can be found on the college website.
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.
About the College:
Worthing College is a very popular college with over 1450 students. Our recent Ofsted inspection judged us to be ‘Good’ in every respect. Our mission to provide Opportunity, Achievement, Success and Progression is underpinned by our strong desire to become outstanding in the near future. Above all Worthing College is a very friendly place with a strong sense of purpose, where teaching, learning and student success are second to none.
Background to the Post:
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).