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Are you enthusiastic, cheerful, with more energy than average? Could you create the magic moments that make a childhood? Are you aged over 17?

The Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery Group, part of The Childcare Personnel Company, is looking for apprentice Childcare Assistants to join their growing team whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Our nurseries are at the heart of the Colchester community. Purpose built for the children, our nurseries combine modern facilities with bright airy rooms and well laid out gardens for play. Equipment, resources and outdoor play facilities ensure that the children have constant access to a wide variety of activities and areas that support their development and learning.

You will be based at a chosen Cheeky Monkeys nursery (one of three proving childcare services in the Essex region / area and you will be supervised by our nursery managers. Working with the manager and her team which is picked for their expertise and experience. All our nursery nurses have a minimum level 2 childcare qualification (although most have level 3 and it is our aim for all staff to be level 3 trained), as well as food safety, paediatric first-aid and safeguarding qualifications. Cheeky Monkeys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we make sure all staff at Cheeky Monkeys share this commitment. All staff and volunteers are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Baby, toddler and pre-school rooms each have a room leader and each child will have a key-person who has a special responsibility for their care, development and wellbeing. The key-person is there for a chat at the beginning or end of each day and there is an opportunity each term for you to book a key chat session, giving more time to discuss progress and future learning experiences.

If you want to work as part of a friendly, supportive and caring team, that’s dedicated to helping children to learn and grow to be the best they can be, then this is the Apprenticeship for you. Some of your daily activities could include:

Planning and assisting in activities such as arts and crafts, music and cooking

Helping children to learn numeracy and literacy skills

Feeding and changing babies

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you’ll gain a nationally recognised childcare qualification, along with functional skills in Maths, English & ICT.

Now is a great time to start your career in childcare as improving child care provision is high on the government’s list of priorities. Their aim to provide free places for all three to four year olds has created thousands of new jobs, and this Apprenticeship will equip you with the relevant skills and requirements to make the most of this growth.

All of your training will be provided by Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery provider at no cost to you.

Please send you CV and covering letter to

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