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Early Years Apprentice Dickory Docks

You will work full time in Early years setting as an apprentice, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college to gain your apprenticeship qualification..

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Closing date: 04 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

    40 hours Mon-Fri Shifts TBA

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000070019

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Activities include/to:

Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
Work well as part of a team
Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
Work in partnership with parents
Attend parent events and meetings as required

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

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator depending on previous experience and qualifications, apprentices will attend day release. 
Apprenticeships are made up of the Diploma plus Functional Skills in Maths, English and Paediatric First Aid certificate.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles. You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery. There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.

About the employer

We pride ourselves on our caring and supportive team ethos which combines high expectations and a family atmosphere to develop each child's full potential both socially and academically. As a Values School we follow the principles of Values Based Education www.valuesbasededucation.com. We are proud to have achieved our Enhanced Mark for Values Based Education and to support other schools locally in their own Values projects and development.

Employer

Dickory Docks

Address

Abbots Walk

Reading

RG1 3HW

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Training

Training provider

CHILTERN TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Admissions Team

enquiries@chilterntraining.org

01189566995

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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