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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner St Johns Methodist Church

It is a special opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours in the workplace while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. While working with us you will be expected to undertake a variety of duties subject to appropriate training and consistently adhere to the policies, procedures, and code of conduct set out by the setting.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £132.28

    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

    Monday-Friday 27.5hrs - 7am-9am 2pm-6.30pm (plus full time hours in school holidays )

    Total hours per week: 27.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001833181

  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice you will provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for the children attending our setting. Our ideal candidate will be outgoing, positive, and enthusiastic with a passion for child development. You will be able to use your initiative when engaging with the children to ensure their needs and requirements are met and they feel comfortable throughout the day. You will interact with parents/carers of the children daily therefore you will need to be confident and have excellent communication skills.

You will support staff within the setting and contribute to effective teamwork while providing an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn. While working in the nursery you will be expected to support the children’s learning and development through play and monitor the children’s progress to ensure they reach their development targets. You will promote positive relationships in the early years setting and assist with activities that keep children engaged throughout the day to enhance the children’s independence.

While working in the setting you will be expected to complete a qualification in Early Years and maintain excellent progress with your studies which will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required to carry out the role to a high standard.  


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hardworking
  • Willingness to learn
  • Punctual

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Able to perform under stress
  • A creative thinker

Desired qualifications

  • To hold or be able to achieve English and mathematics GCSEs at level C or above

Future prospects

  • To gain a level 2 in Early Years

Things to consider

Will be covering two sites St johns Church hall and Kilburn Baptist Church, Highfields Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0LT.

Due to the requirements of some of the units in the course you may have to volunteer within a nursery who has babies for you to complete the full standard.

 


About the employer

Schools Out Club

We welcome any children 3-14 years old, from any catchment area. Your child does not have to attend a local school. Our venues are located at St Edmund’s Church Hall in Allestree which is situated off the A38 for children aged 3 – 6 years old. Our venue for children 7 years and older is located at Kilburn Baptist Church in Kilburn. This venue is 10 minutes drive from Allestree. 

We open at 7am and welcome children with the option to have breakfast with their friends and enjoy many play opportunities which have been set up for them to play and have fun before leaving for school either on one of our five fun buses or on foot for our walking schools. (The same applies at the afterschool clubs.)

A light tea and drinks are provided for the children which includes snacks such as pizza, wraps, beans or spaghetti on toast etc. These are all accompanied by a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Children at our afterschool clubs also get the chance to join in exciting planned activities each evening these may include parties & discos, baking, fun science experiments, arts & crafts projects, sports, growing & nature activities plus many more. Our afterschool clubs close at 6pm.

We offer a free bus service to and from the Kilburn setting using our own buses and driven by our team of playworkers. This is a popular service used by parents who have children at both our settings giving them just one drop off and collection point or by parents who work closer to Allestree. Children who are 7 years and older can be dropped off at 7:30am at St Edmund’s Church Hall site and then be taken to the Kilburn venue at 8:30am. We then provide a return service for children to be brought back at 5:30pm. Children using the bus service can be collected from the St Edmund’s Church Hall from 5:30-6pm. 

Our settings are designed for each of the two age groups. St Edmund’s in Allestree is designed for the younger children. All the play opportunities and activities are designed for children who are 3-6years old. Our Kilburn venue is geared towards the older children. It has more challenging activities, toys and resources which suit their age range and interest. Both settings follow a varied program of activities that visit the local park daily to do sports and games.

Employer

St Johns Methodist Church

Address

Birchover Way

Derby

DE22 2QL

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Training

Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills

Contact

Jemma Roper 07497845367 jemma.roper@education-and-skills.com

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for The Early Years Practitioner:

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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