Early Years Apprentice Clapton Park Day Nursery

The primary role of a Early Years Apprentice is to work as a member of the Early Years Team to support and assist early years professionals with the physical, emotional and educational needs of our children.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • To plan and carry out a programme of care, play and learning in accordance with the Statuatory Framework for Early Years, for groups of children, appropriate to their needs and developmental stage in collaboration with the Room Leader.
  • To ensure that all aspect of the room environment are appropriate to the needs of the children, reflects their heritage and cultural background and is inclusive. All aspects of the NEO's work must be underpinned by a commitment to anit-racist and ant-sexist practice and equal opportunties.
  • To work in partnership with parents, consulting and sharing information with them regulary about the needs and progress of their child.
  • To observe and monitor children in their care and discuss potential and identified concerns with Room Lead to ensure that families are supported and children are kept safe.
  • To have responsability for a group of key children, documenting their learning and progress, identifying needs and work with outside agencies as required.
  • To ensure that Hackney Learning Trust and Children Centre policies and procedures relevant to the work are adhered to.
  • To attend courses, meetings, supervision and PDR meetings to ensure further development.
  • To undertake additional duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objects of the post and as directed and deemed appropriate by line manager.
  • Encourage children's development, independence, self- resilience, imitative and problem solving skills.
  • Contribute to termly, weekly and daily plans and support plans.
  • Maintain respectful and genuine interactions with children using warm and responsive communication strategies. which are appropriate to children's needs.
  • Accompany children on outside activites e.g. Educational visits
  • To accompany children weekly to Forest School sessions and be involved in the outdoors and natural experiences for children.
  • To support the self-care of all children to develop their mobility and independence.
  • The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsabilties with due regard to The Learning Trust's policy, organisation and arrangements for Health and Safety at Work.
  • It is your responsability to carry out your duties in line with Hackney Learning Trust's policy on Equality and Diversity and be sensitive and caring to the needs of others, promoting a positive approach to a harmonious working enviroment.
  • You must promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young and vulnerable people that you are responsible for or come into contact with.
  • To work outisde normal hours if required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Understand Children's Early Years Education and Development.
  • Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Understand Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings.
  • Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings.
  • Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in Early Years Settings.
  • Develop Effective and Informed Professional Practice in Early Years Settings.
  • Promote the Health, Safety and well-being of children in Early Years Settings.
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Partnership Working in Early Years.
  • Understand how to promote play and learning in the Early Years.
  • Support Children's Outdoor Play.
  • Understand how to work with children in home-based care.
  • Managing a home-based childcare business.
  • Lead and Manage a Community Based Early Years Setting.
  • Coordinate Special Educational Needs Provision.
  • Understand the Needs of Children who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

Personal qualities

  • Professional attitude.
  • Respect for the varied experiences of other and work well as part of a team.
  • Respect for the privacy of our service users; and know how to keep information confidential and safe.
  • Political awarness.
  • Flexibilty.
  • Ambition.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE's C or above preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Possible Permanent Position.

Things to consider

Active all day. Must have Level 2 Childcare already.

About the employer

Hackney Forest School is a new and innovative outdoor teaching and learning experience, offering rich and varied activities in a natural environment to children and families. Developed and delivered by Clapton Park Children’s Centre, schools, children and families can take part in engaging sessions in our beautiful landscaped garden and across the canal on Hackney Marshes. Those taking part in Forest School will have experiences like never before… in an exciting and unfamiliar natural setting – a precious asset in urban London. Hackney Forest School is open to all – schools, settings, families, childminders and organisations. Our aim is to spread the good practice and ethos of Forest School across Hackney and beyond.


Clapton Park Day Nursery



Daubney Road


E5 0EP

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Training provider

  • Childcare Level 3 and functional skills in English, Maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited


Emily Laurenza 01277725974 emily@carefirsttraining.co.uk

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017