Outdoor Childcare Apprentice Baby Lion Preschools Ltd

Baby Lion Preschool are an outdoor, farm based Preschool based on a philosophy of creative learning and discovery through play. We follow Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles and the Reggio Emillio approach to learning. This means the majority of time is spent outside, discovering and learning through exploration of the great outdoors.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Opening hours are 08:00-16:00, Monday to Friday. Term time only with training and other activities during school holidays.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001302737

  • Positions

    1 available

Outdoor Farm Based Preschool ....’The Den’.

Baby Lion Preschools are based on a philosophy of creative learning and discovery through play. We follow Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles and the Reggio Emillio approach to learning.

This means the majority of time is spent outside, discovering and learning through exploration of the great outdoors.

You will be supporting children from 2 years of age with their physical and emotional development and extend their learning through daily activities.

Looking for a like minded individual who loves the outdoors as much as we do!  We will be out in all weathers and conditions.

Supporting all aspects of the business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working in an outdoor environment.
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations (Via Tapestry on tablets) and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
  • Facilitate learning through cooperative play, actively joining in with the childrens play to extend and enhance their learning.
  • Being a great example to children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
  • Organise and participate in recreational activities, such as games, messy play and spontaneous activities.
  • Handling animals, such as chickens, sheep, rabbits and pigs. Confident in conducting yourself around animals.
  • Managing key child activities through e-learning.
  • Must be able to travel to a remote location.

This role would suit a friendly, confident and conscientious team player, with a solid awareness of working with children and animals.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Childcare experience preferred.
  • Effectivec communicator.
  • Operate safely.
  • Happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking.
  • Friendly.
  • Reliable.
  • Honest.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Good initiative.
  • Patient.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Easy going.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths or equivalent are essential.
  • Other languages desirable.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award desirable.

Future prospects

Full-time employment on successful completion of Apprenticeship may be offered to the Apprentice.

Things to consider

• Must be comfortable with animals. • Mainly working outdoors/ all weather. • Will be required to undertake a DBS check and Safeguarding training. • Uniform will be provided. • Paperless environment.

About the employer

Whether your little one is a lion or a lamb, they love being outside! Baby Lion Preschools are based on a philosophy of creative learning and discovery through play. We follow Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles and the Reggio Emillio approach to learning. This means the majority of your child's time is spent outside, discovering and learning through exploration of the great outdoors. So from the moment you drop them at the door to the moment you pick them up, you'll be relaxed in the knowledge that your child is being nurtured in a safe, fun and unique learning environment.

Employer

Baby Lion Preschools Ltd

Address

14

Hillside Close

Waterlooville

PO8 0ND

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Training provider

This Apprenticeship is delivered through Havant and South Downs College and therefore, you will be required to attend South Downs College Campus, one day a week for your training and delivery.

As an Apprentice, you will study: 

  • Early Years Educator, Advanced.
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT if required. 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

SOUTH DOWNS COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Downs College

Contact

Danielle Harding 02393879999 danielle.harding@hsdc.ac.uk


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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017