To work as a member of the nursery team, showing initiative and creativity to foster an environment which encourages the children’s all round development and where high standards of care and safety are provided.
Closing date: 17 Jan 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 36.0
Possible start date
01 Feb 2023
19 Jul 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- Be a reliable member of a team, working co-operatively and with flexibility.
- Understand that each child is an individual and have a general understanding of childcare and child development.
- Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements looking for progression and continuity.
- Write up Tapestry Observations on children’s progress including written information for Development Files.
- Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes.
- Assist with planning a programme of activities, suitable for the age range of the children, following the guidelines for the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles (EYFS).
- Provide ideas on the ‘Weekly Themes’ to your Manager, at least one a week.
- Understand the ‘Intent’, ‘Implementation’ and ‘Impact’ of each activity undertaken.
- Assist with the creation of a stimulating and attractive environment.
- Provide wonderment and awe when reading to the children; bring books & poems to life.
- Learn to take ‘Circle Time’, nursery rhymes, singing.
- Give children the opportunity to choose songs.
- Teach the alphabet, numbers and shape names.
- Communicate with the children, use a ‘Narrative Teaching Strategy’ when conversing with babies and very
- Give children time to respond (20 seconds). Ask ‘open-ended’ questions to the children who are able to communicate.
- Extend children’s sentences i.e. “The big, red car”.
- Expand vocabulary through ‘Picture Reading’ and using
alternative adjectives to increase lexis i.e. big, large, huge, vast, enormous etc.
- Ask ‘open-ended’ questions to the children who are able to communicate.
- Assist with the care, maintenance and security of all equipment and toys within the nursery.
- Assist at mealtimes. Encourage babies and young children to be independent.
- Encouraging children to manage ‘Life Skills’ (age and stage appropriate).
- Generally help with the clearing and cleaning of the toys and premises.
- Opening and closing travel cots for sleep purposes. Ensure children’s correct bedding, blankets and growbags are used.
- Generally help with any administrative work when requested.
- Learn nappy changing.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- You will work towards completing a Level 3 Early years education qualification.
- This standard includes gaining a First aid qualification
- The training will be provided by your employer.
- The qualification will be delivered remotely by LMP Education.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The right candidate may be offered a full time position after completion of the apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
About the employer
LET ME PLAY LIMITED
Early years educator
Level 3 (A level)
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