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Level 3 Child Care Apprentice PIXIELAND (SOUTH WEST) LIMITED

Pixieland Day Nursery have a fantastic opportunity for level 2 qualified candidates to progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship and join their experienced team to develop their career in childcare.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20

    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

    Typical hours are 35-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7.30am – 6pm. Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000093943

  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice’s Role

The right candidates must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

They will carry out many tasks such as:

  • Supervising children’s play time
  • Engaging children in learning and play activities
  • Keeping and updating records.

They will be working with a qualified team where they will be helping to maintain the high standards required for this position. They will also be required to attend staff meetings where they learn about the processes and procedures they will be following for this position.

They will be supervised by a qualified member of staff and must follow the companies procedures including health and safety in the workplace, as well as making sure that all play equipment and books are put away at the end of the day.

 

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

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of your Level 3 qualification, should any future vacancies occur, then the right candidate would be considered for the role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare (Grade N/A) Essential

About the employer

Pixieland Day Nursery has been established for over 25 years and they have 4 nurseries in the Pixieland chain. At Pixieland nurseries they follow a professional approach towards learning and development. They promote a friendly environment for the children to learn and play in, and teach them to respect each other as well as themselves, whilst having fun at the same time. The experienced management team at Pixieland are highly qualified including level 4, BA honours degrees and Early Years Foundation Status amongst their qualifications. They also have a wealth of experience in their members of staff. They are open 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays, and make sure they go out of their way to accommodate busy parents who both work by opening at 7am in the mornings and closing at 6.30pm evenings. They have four centres in and around the Plymouth area, where they have built up great relationships with very loyal customers and prepared many children for their first steps into school. Past Apprentices Pixieland Day Nursery have supported many apprentices in the last 10 years and currently have apprentices with them. They have all completed their level 2 qualifications, and have progressed on to the advanced level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff training and development, and are currently looking for an additional apprentice to join their hard working experienced working team.

Employer

PIXIELAND (SOUTH WEST) LIMITED

Address

Rogers Burrows Day Nursery ,

HMS Drake

Devonport

PL2 2BG

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Training

Training provider

SKILLS TO GROUP LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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