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Early Years Educator Apprentice Langley Gorse

An exciting opportunity at a friendly and welcoming nursery, for an Apprentice to gain the necessary skills to develop your skills and experience in early years education. You will be joining an established early years nursery and will benefit from the experience and expertise of a dedicated and knowledgeable team of staff.

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Closing date: 26 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Hours: 40 Days: 4/5 Breaks: Holidays: 20 days plus 8 bank holidays

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001814623

  • Positions

    2 available

  • Follow all policies and procedures 
  • Be caring towards all children 
  • Undertake extra training where needed 
  • Be involved in child's daily routines and activities 
  • To work alongside all staff to ensure the daily routine runs smoothly.
  • To promote a calm environment in which the children will feel secure and happy.
  • To contribute to activities suitable for Nursery children in conjunction with other staff members
  • To undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health, safety and cleanliness throughout the Nursery.
  • To support the Nursery staff to observe, plan and maintain accurate children’s records.
  • Liaising with parents and guardians of the children

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Empathy and understanding of pre-school age children
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records.
  • Organisational skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work on own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Caring nature
  • Team work
  • Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible
  • Able to perform under stress
  • A creative thinker
  • A good sense of humour

Desired qualifications

4 GCSE’s grade C/Level 4 or above and equivalent including English & maths

Future prospects

 Long term career in early years education


About the employer

Langley Gorse Day Nursery occupies a wonderful Georgian mansion, which has big sash windows that keep all the rooms bathed in natural light. It has been furnished and finished sympathetically to the Georgian period, in keeping with its history, yet we’ve filled it with natural resources that are at the forefront of modern childcare. The older children are based downstairs and the younger children upstairs, in spacious, exciting and comfortable age-specific rooms.

Employer

Langley Gorse

Address

Langley Gorse

Fox Hollies Road

Sutton Coldfield

B76 2RU

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College

Contact

Zeaba Winning 07712407430 zeaba.winning@bmet.ac.uk

Highlights of the new Standard:

1. There is a major shift from assessing to learning. Instead of continually assessing learners, assessors will be more like tutors or mentors – planning activities, sending feedback and supporting apprentices until the EPA (End Point Assessment). The EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) will then be responsible for assessing the apprentice. 

2. Instead of assessing apprentices, on-programme learning will meet all the KSBs in the standard and prepare apprentices for their EPA. Mentors will need to check which assessment methods are used in the EPA and do mock tests and practice runs as the apprentice approaches the EPA. 

3. The standards include a 20% off-the-job training requirement. This means providers and employers need to work together to plan learning activities outside of the apprentice's normal working duties. Off-the-job training is mandatory and will be audited, so it needs to be properly organised and recorded.  

4. Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners to get the most out of them – planning activities to coach borderline apprentices and stretch and challenge high achievers.  

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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