Early Years Apprentice Heaton Community Centre

This is an OUTSTANDING apprenticeship opportunity for someone who is looking to gain a career working with children. Full training will be given for this position, and there are bags of experience to gain via this role!!! If you are caring, honest, reliable and most importantly hard working… This has your name all over it!

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    30 hours per week, TBA with employer.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001309890

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities:

  • Must follow the Managers guidance in meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), welfare guidance and keep up to date with latest changes
  • In the absence of Manager, and where manager has designated a fit person (Deputy manager) to lead the setting staff are required to follow that person’s guidance
  • Practitioners must understand the policies and procedures for the setting and adhere to them. This means full understanding of policies
  • Must provide both adult led activities and free play opportunities for children which means they must plan and present next steps to the Senior Practitioners
  • Activities provided must be safe and stimulating
  • Must use EYFS and plan for next steps following each child’s development and interests. This enables children to enjoy and achieve
  • Food and drink provided for children must be suitable, safe and appropriate thereby ensuring children will be healthy
  • Must listen and communicate with children in a range of ways which will allow them to make a positive contribution. Please remember that this includes allowing children some time to be able to form answers according to their ability
  • All paperwork pertaining to the setting must be used correctly and as requested by the senior Practitioner present
  • Responsible for the supervision and development of pre-school children
  • Taking registers and coordinating learning activities
  • Developing each child emotionally and mentally
  • Responsible for hygiene of each child, assisting with toilet and washing visists
  • Must provide information to parents in a positive way that will enable them to participate in and assist in the Education and development of their child. Information should also enable parents to access other Heaton Community Children’s Centre and Sure Start Services
  • Must work part of a team and work in a flexible way
  • Must follow Safeguarding and SEN guidelines and follow whistleblowing procedures
  • Must refer children who need extra help to manager; and supporting fellow practitioners who are designated to work one to one with children
  • Understand partnership working is part of HCC’s function and respect the agencies we work with
  • Must attend regular staff meetings as deemed necessary
  • Must sign to say you have seen and understood the policies when presented at meetings or are reviewed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills – knowledge of different computer packages
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Numerate and Literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Able to work as part of a team, as well as individually
  • Able to deal with children/parents sensitively and keep information confidential.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Flexible
  • Friendly and polite
  • Proactive and ability to show initiative
  • Ambitious and desire to develop.

 

Qualifications required

Maths, English and ICT, GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent.

Future prospects

Very good opportunity to develop and grow within the organisation with a good career route. The employer has a clear plan for developing this role for the right candidate.

Things to consider

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).

About the employer

HEATON COMMUNITY CENTRE IS NOW CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION 1161406 Our Vision The vision of Heaton Community Centre is: • to be the focal point of the area; • to empower people to manage their own community facility and make best use of its resources; • to be here for our children and our children's children; • to create new and improved ranges of educational, social and leisure opportunities for local people.

Employer

Heaton Community Centre

Address

Trewhitt Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE6 5DY

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Training provider

  • Pre-employment preparation – Employment Rights and Responsibilities and customer service skills.
  • Full induction and training from the employer
  • Agreed off the job training to support you and your employer with work related training and also to prepare you for Technical Certificate and Functional Skills (if required)
  • Study and complete NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Fortnightly visits to the workplace to assess performance

(Where possible, off the job training will take place within the first 3 months of apprenticeship programme)

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider

GATESHEAD COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by LearningSkills

Contact

Errin Bolam 0191 433 8761 errinbolam@gateshead.gov.uk


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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017