1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I'm an apprentice nursery nurse and my job role within the nursery is too watch over the children making sure they are kept safe at all times , encourage with the children as they learn and play. my daily tasks within the nursery are , greeting the children in the morning and in the evening, supervising the children during meal and snack times. we also plan weekly for the children to track there progress and we do this by planning them different activities through the week. I also have to do nappy checks throughout the day and make sure they are kept clean throughout the day too.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have got my level 3 paediatric first aid qualification, been on lots of different training courses involving my course. I also feel that I have gain more confidence from starting this apprentice.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy this job has it has given me lots of opportunities to be flexible in my job and the company always puts us apprentices on as many training courses as possible so I'm always kept up to date with the policies and work. plus working in my nursery I have been made to feel like any other employee in the nursery and I don't feel left out from being an apprentice. And I also feel that I learn something new everyday.
4. How valued do you feel by Bright Horizons Family Solutions?
I always feel welcomed and appreciated where ever I go within the Asquith company , my manager always makes me feel welcome and make me apart of the team and nursery too.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The introduction of the course was really good as we had a 2 day course put on for us and we had to stay over night in a hotel too. then from the other training course they have been good and taught us things that we haven't learnt before but some of them have been a bit broad as too they haven't really explained well about the topic. My study time that I am allocated too , I get most of the time in my nursery as 9/10 I am given my 4 hours a week study time.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
we get some support from the training provider but sometimes it can be a bit tricky to get hold of them and communicate with them, but most of the time there are good to get information from them. but there are really friendly staff and they are always on time with coming to meetings and coursework reviews.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I get a lot of support from my manager and she is always passing on messages to me and also if I have any issues then they are always resolved quickly , and they are always friendly towards me too.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is really good compared to other apprentices that I looked at before I started working with Asquith. I always find that I'm always in budget with my money in mostly each month I have some money left over from the previous month wage package. My travel to work isn't far at all it only takes me 5mins to drive there so the nursery location is very convenient too me.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is quite a few opportunities that is on offer to my within the company , as we do lot of team building activities throughout the year. Also we are invited to in-house company events too like award ceremony's.
9. Would you recommend Bright Horizons Family Solutions to a friend?
As the company offers lots of different opportunities to you and also they are really genuine to the staff too and they always try and help you out if you ever had any issues that might affect your work. And it is a really good company to work for too.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Bright Horizons Family Solutions?
Always be professional when coming for interviews, and always so them your best working why.
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