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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Salary: £14,690 per annum

Expiry date: 02/10/2023

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Are you looking for a career in childcare?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Here at Elmwood Nursery, we are now looking for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to support the nursery team in providing quality day-care for the children in our care. As a member of the nursery team, you will assist in the implementation of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum, promoting a stimulating environment of play, and encouraging and supporting the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the children.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start a career in childcare! You’ll be exposed to many areas within the Nursery and be assigned a mentor who will support you throughout!

All that we ask is that you hold an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Early Years Education and be able to work well as part of a team. You’ll have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work flexibly, able to attend meetings/activities that may be outside normal working hours.

This position is based at Elmwood Nursery at Carshalton College. It’s a full-time role working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. You’ll undertake a Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Education one evening a week. The place of study will be a College within the South Thames Colleges Group.

Closing date for the return of a complete online application form is 2nd October 2023.

South Thames Colleges group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 23 days plus up to 7 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.