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Childcare Practitioner Apprentice KEEP FIT KIDS DAYCARE & CRECHE LIMITED

Day to day you will be caring for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Supporting them to develop and grow. Getting creative with different activities such as Forest school, science. Music and dance.

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Closing date: 06 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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 to Friday - Between 30 and 40 hours a week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000055545

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support all staff in the setting and actively work to promote good team work and excellent communication skills
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
  • To advise manager/deputy manager of any concerns relating to children, parents and the safety of the environment, you must preserve confidentiality as necessary.
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre and nursery events.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snacks and meals, cleansing of equipment, putting out bins, laundry, front of house any other task deemed suitable by the management team. You also need to be flexible with regard to working in different rooms as and when required to ensure effective operation of the nursery
  • To ensure that health and safety standards are maintained at all times
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. 
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person you must keep children’s learning stories up to date, including photographs and you must take daily observations of the children in your care
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times. To be an ambassador for Keep Fit Kids both within the nursery and in the wider community.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To complete daily risk assessments and activity risk assessments when needed

 

 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

During your apprenticeship you will be working towards your Level 3 Early years Educator qualification. Training will be delivered on the job with 20% off the job hours for course work, with an assessor from The Learning Foundry making appointments once a month to observe work and assign coursework units.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have completed your level 3 you can progress to a room leader, third in charge deputy and manager. Your level 3 opens doors for further education university degrees and more.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 C) Essential

About the employer

We are a flexible nursery and therefore can offer flexible hours shift patterns that are tailored for both yourself and the needs of the setting. We offer external and internal training which will support towards your own professional development. You will be buddied up with an experienced qualified staff member, who will mentor you throughout your apprenticeship. We are very passionate about offering children different opportunities so if you like mess the outdoors and learning something new daily this is the setting for you.

Employer

KEEP FIT KIDS DAYCARE & CRECHE LIMITED

Address

Total Fitness

Unit 1 Denmark Street

Altrincham

WA14 2DE

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Training

Training provider

THE LEARNING FOUNDRY LIMITED

Contact

Jacob Evans

jacob.evans@thelearningfoundry.co.uk

0300 123 8088

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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