Apprentice Opportunity at The Court House Day Nursery, Knowle, BS4 2PU
We are recruiting for an apprentice for The Court House Day Nursery in Knowle. We are ideally looking for a young person, under 18, looking to start their childcare career, but we will consider all candidates.
We can offer childcare training in a supportive environment, working with experienced practitioners. Your Level 3 course will be undertaken with Aspiration training provider and you will be given study time by BCC.
You will be working for 40 hours per week including paid “off the job” training. Further coursework study may need to be undertaken outside those hours.
You will have an in-nursery mentor and be fully supported through an induction and probation process.
Our practitioners are passionate and confident about working with children in such a way that engages and stimulates them and helps them progress in learning life skills. Good communication skills with children, parents and colleagues are required as well as the ability to work in a thriving team and a willingness to learn.
The successful applicant will also actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring nursery policies and procedures are observed at all times. Full training will be given in this area.
- Excellent rates of pay.
- Up to 28 days’ holiday entitlement including bank holidays (increasing to 31 after 2 years).
- Flexible working hours
- Continuing professional development, training and support for all levels and qualifications.
CPD – Cascade Training
Continuing professional development is important to us at Bristol Childcare. All staff have a Professional Development form where Priorities for Improvement are recorded. We also have Room and Nursery Development Plans.
We recognise that training can take many forms, including external courses; reading; videos and conversations. Part of our CPD is Cascade Training, which takes place twice a year on a Saturday morning. The whole BCC team comes together to learn from each other. We’ve discovered that it’s a really dynamic way to share ideas, enthusiasm, motivation and to develop and learn as a group.
“It was a really enjoyable Cascade. I really enjoyed the maths and singing presentations.”
“I came away feeling energised”
“The training was really good on Saturday, lots of new things to try out at nursery”
A Supportive Environment
“Family” is a core part of our ethos and the feeling of teamwork and support permeates all that we do. We look after our staff in all the ways that we can. We are mental health aware. We aim to create a happy, healthy working environment. We have high standards and expectations, because we work with children and we want the best for those in our care, but you will be valued and appreciated. There is a comprehensive system of supervision and appraisal and all staff are encouraged to ask for help when they need it.