Highways at Hamstreet Kindergarten is located in a small rural community on the outskirts of Ashford within the village primary school. We have strong links with the primary school and the local community and participate in many local events.
Highways offers high quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to children between the ages of 2 & 4 years.
To work as an Early Years apprentice and as part of the nursery team, under the direction of the Manager.
To provide safe, high quality education and care for children meeting their individual needs under the supervision of senior staff.
Duties to include:
To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
To support meal times within the setting.
To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.
To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development.
Including the in house NVQ training offered with the position
8.15am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday
Willingness to learn.
Good communication skills.
Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
Friendly and flexible approach to work
Willingness to undertake further training
A*-D Maths and English or equivalent
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.
Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.
KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.