Vacancy: MA Childcare Assistant

JOB TITLE: MA Childcare Assistant


SALARY/WAGE: £11,680.50 / £5.99 p/h
CLOSING DATE: 25/12/2023

The Indigo Childcare Group

Modern Apprenticeship

Job Description

Reporting to the Early Years Service manager you will be supporting the childcare team to ensure the smooth running of services. Demonstrating flexibility and enthusiasm, The Indigo Group Childcare Assistant will provide childcare in our Early Years services.
To promote the Indigo brand and values and to ensure all systems and procedures are delivered to the highest standard, delivering on the outstanding quality of service for children, young people, families and staff that is described in our vision.
Supporting the team in the planning and delivering of stimulating, exciting and balanced programmes for learning in accordance with Curriculum documents for Early learning and childcare. Working effectively and positively as part of a team, recognising where support is needed and responding accordingly. Being adaptable to working within different teams, different routines and a variety of age groups.

Key Responsibilities

To demonstrate a willingness to learn about high quality childcare services and share a vision of best practice in line with The Indigo Group’s values.
To demonstrate an interest and an initial understanding of the Health and Social Care Standards.
To operate as a supportive and positive role model for all children and young people at all times.
To warmly welcome parents and visitors into the service contributing to the Indigo experience.
To set up, participate in and clear away experiences with the children.
To ensure Indigo Group systems and procedures are followed effectively for safe collection and transport of children to and from school.
To ensure that all sessions are safe, fun and inclusive.
To follow all Indigo Group systems and procedures, including those in Employee Handbook to ensure your own safety day to day and that of your colleagues, children.
To provide children with continuity of care and develop positive relationships with parents and staff.
To monitor the care, safe and secure use of all resources and ensure Indigo Group systems and procedures of that nature are adhered to by all staff.
To assist staff in experiences, care for children and meeting their needs.
To share tasks necessary as part of the general upkeep, tidiness and cleanliness of the service.

Key Skills

Interest in supporting children to develop and learn
Good communication skills
Ability to follow instructions and receive guidance
To be adaptable and demonstrate a positive attitude
Ability to follow policies and procedures

Apprenticeship Framework Level

childcare and education svq2

Apprenticeship Framework Title

childcare and education

Training Provider


Company profile

The Indigo Childcare Group is a Social Enterprise, not for profit organisation offering childcare for 0-16 years, Indigo offer nursery, out of school care and a youth service, allowing families to access care to allow them to gain or sustain employment, training or further education.

Education, Qualifications and Training

No qualifications necessary, however a willingness to learn and develop is essential.
willing to work towards a recognised childcare qualification.

Experience & Knowledge

No previous experience necessary, however a willingness to learn and develop is essential.

Any Additional Requirements

work towards SVQ level 6 Social services: Children and young people

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