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Childcare Apprenticeship – Level 3 BRIGHT LITTLE STARS STRATFORD LIMITED

Our Early Years Apprenticeships offer you the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will help you enjoy a rewarding, worthwhile and fun career in childcare. Develop your knowledge and skills on and off the job, giving you the chance to earn and learn at the same time.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,750.00

    Wage is between £6.13-7.69 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday shift work between hours of 8-6

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000061036

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

THE ROLE
Our Early Years Apprenticeships offer you the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will help you enjoy a rewarding, worthwhile and fun career in childcare. Develop your knowledge and skills on and off the job, giving you the chance to earn and learn at the same time.
You will need to carry out a 4-week paid trial.
As an Early Years Apprentice, you will work and study towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship through work-based learning.

Key Responsibilities:
To assist in undertaking all base room activities alongside studying a relevant and recognised early
years qualification. To follow and assist with all daily routines whilst under the constant supervision
and guidance of your mentor and/ or qualified practitioners. To be aware of the needs of children
at-all-times, acts professionally and within the following Job Descriptions expectations.
Early Years:
1. Interacts with children, using appropriate language and open body language.
2. Provides a friendly, caring and relaxing environment in-order to encourage confidence,
independence and help children to learn.
3. Assists in maintaining a safe, clean and tidy nursery, ensures daily routines are adhered to.
4. Assist in the completion of key person children’s development records where required.
5. Adheres to all policies and procedures in relation to the safeguarding of children. Reports any
concerns about children to the room leader, mentor or Safeguarding Officer.
General:
1. Ensures that operational procedures are fully understood and consistently followed.
2. Communicates effectively with parents and visitors where appropriate.
3. Appropriately consoles children if they become upset, applying appropriate positive behaviour
intervention techniques.
4. Actively contributes as part of the team, attending team meetings and activities.
Self-Management:
1. Studies a recognised early years qualification within one of the Bright Little Stars authorised
apprenticeship paths and is wholly committed to the training programme
2. Is mindful of personal safety and safety of colleagues
3. Acts professionally, follows all employee guidance as set out in the Trainee Apprenticeship
Handbook
4. Attends training courses to further personal development and meet statutory guidelines

Benefits:

  • Excellent rates of pay & monthly discretionary bonus upon qualifying to level 3.
  • Up to 35 days annual leave- 20 days holidays, 8 bank holidays, 1 pro-rata birthday day, 1 bonus day and up to 5 further days with years’ service (depending on position).
  • Option to carry over up to 5 annual leave days, at the ends of each year.
  • Sick Pay (Depending on length of service).
  • Support for higher levels qualifications through the BLS Staff Development Programme with paid study days.
  • Senior Team and Management Internal Training Programme.
  • Two training and one planning inset days onsite. Further internal and external training sessions through the year.
  • Ongoing internal company support for a Qualified Ofsted Inspector.
  • Free wholesome, hot lunches available in staff room.
  • Free uniform provided.
  • Three complementary team building activities and parties a year!
  • Workplace pension with employer contributions of up to 3%.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Staff childcare discount and salary sacrifice scheme for parental staff.
  • Win BLS bucks rewards such as Virgin Experience Days.
  • Wellness programme.
  • Work with qualified teachers.
  • Apprentice support days.

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

  • Qualification level: Childcare Level 2 or 3
  • Training will be completed in day release from the employer, on site at City Gateway.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progressions routes considered for the right candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Patience, Eager to learn, Professional attitude, A passion to work in childcare

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English GCSE or Functional Skills L2 pass; (Grade Pass grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths GCSE or Functional Skills L2 pass; (Grade Pass grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential

About the employer

At Bright Little Stars Nursery we are passionate and enthusiastic about providing the highest quality early years education. We believe in providing every child with exceptional care and levels of teaching and we work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure every child is happy. We aim to provide a happy, healthy, and safe learning environment in a caring and creative atmosphere. We respect children as individuals and encourage them to follow our ethos of truth, love and compassion. We would like every one of our children to gain confidence in themselves, to achieve their full potential and to nurture their independence.

Employer

BRIGHT LITTLE STARS STRATFORD LIMITED

Address

New Garden Quarter

13 Forrester Way

London

E15 1GL

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Training

Training provider

CITY GATEWAY

Contact

Shema Rahman

apprenticeship@citygateway.org.uk

02037276310

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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