Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Nursery team for Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join us!

LOCATION: YMCA North Tyneside, Church Way, North Shields, NE29 0AB

JOB TYPE: Part time, Full time

SALARY: Up to £7.57 per hour

HOURS: 40 hours

 

Who are we?

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement.

Now, more than 175 years later, YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world. Guided by our Christian values, we believe everyone has potential, and we serve our communities so that all can hope, belong, contribute and thrive. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Nursery team for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join us.

We are looking for someone with a passion to ensure children have the best start in life. Something the team at YMCA Day Nursery believes should be the case for every child placed in their care. 

Could you read stories upside down, with at least 10 interruptions per minute?

You would preferably have a quirkiness-if a child requests you to be a bus driver, police officer or even an astronaut, could you take them on an imaginary journey through space?

You can’t be afraid to dance in the rain, explore in the mud kitchen or build a snowman in the depths of winter.

Having the skills to count quick moving heads of small people is a must have skill.

Nose wiping skills are of course desired!

Finally, you must be prepared to feel appreciated, loved and have essential bonds with young children and their families.

As a nursery manager I can assure you that there is not a better feeling in any workplace than meeting a small 6 month old baby who you will support and watch them grow and develop into a member of the preschool room being ready to begin their school journey…

 

You will be provided with full training and ongoing support by your managers and colleagues with opportunities to shadow staff. This opportunity is excellent for someone who is wanting to learn and develop a career in childcare.

Benefits: In addition to joining a great team, our colleagues also benefit from: enhanced holiday, your birthday off, access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme, 24/7 GP Helpline, discount at our Café and Nursery, a free YMCA gym membership for you and a loved one and training opportunities on various topics such as Safeguarding, Mental health and Health and Safety and more!

Please note, the post holders must be able to work flexibly depending on the needs of the business and must be available for occasional overtime.

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact us on 0191 2575434 and ask for Ian (Nursery Manager) or HR, both will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and expectations in further detail. We have various roles available so please get in touch to learn more about our fantastic opportunities to join our Nursery family!

Closing date: 2nd February 2024 

Interview process: One Stage Interview.

Proposed start date: ASAP

To Apply: Please apply by providing a cover letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for the position and an up to date CV. Please follow the link below to our online application form which will also ask for a CV to be uploaded.

YMCA North Tyneside is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst the workforce, we aim to be an equal opportunities employer and seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and value inclusion and diversity, which we demonstrate through our activities, policies and working practices.

 

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Why work for YMCA North Tyneside?

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Competitive Salary

Subject to age and in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Employer Assistance Programme

Access to a confidential Employer Assistance Programme (which includes a suite of Legal and Health Information)

GP Helpline

Access to 24hr GP Helpline

Café Discount

10% Discount at YMCA Café

Nursery Discount

10% Discount on Fees at YMCA Day Nursery

Gym Membership

Free unlimited Gym membership for YMCA Gym

Staff Development

A nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals

Making a Difference

Be a part of an established organisation that helps transform the lives of young people

Patterdale Discount

Staff discount on short breaks in the Lake District at Patterdale Hall Estate

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Please note, the post holders must be able to work flexibly depending on the needs of the business and must be available for occasional overtime.

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact us on 0191 2575434 and ask for Ian (Nursery Manager) or HR, both will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and expectations in further detail. We have various roles available so please get in touch to learn more about our fantastic opportunities to join our Nursery family!

Please note: The health, wellbeing and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is of paramount importance, with this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment. All interviews will be fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the tools and technologies which will enable you to do your best work remotely when required. Our longer-term focus remains on a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work-life balance through flexible working arrangements.