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Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship MINI STEPS DAYCARE NURSERY L

Early Years Educators work with and care for children from birth to 5 years. They play an important role in supporting children to have the best start to their education. As an Early Years specialist, you will personally help to close the attainment gap and increase the life chances of the children in your care.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Friday 8.15 to 3.35pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000099398

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In their daily work, Early Years Educators interact with children aged birth to five years and will also gain an understanding of further development from age 5 to 7. The apprentice will be responsible for delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

  • You will work as part of a team, planning and supervising child-initiated and adult-led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • You will be supporting children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • You will work collaboratively and build strong relationships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the needs of each child
  • You will be ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
  • NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Apprentices will achieve an EYE qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS level 3 child: staff ratios
  • Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once you finish the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue working for the same company and/or progress to the next level of apprenticeship
  • Please speak to your employer or training provider about further employment opportunities upon the completion of your apprenticeship
  • Early Years Educators are found in a range of settings which can include day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision, giving you a broad range of employment opportunities 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Mini Steps Day care Nursery is newly built Nursery delivering a high quality service to parents and young children. Mini Steps Nursery operates in LUTON, Bedfordshire. The Nursery is located on Collingdon Street and benefits from its own entrance and outdoor facilities. We believe in all of our children at Mini Steps Nursery and have high expectations of what they can achieve. Within the setting we care for and nurture our children so they can reach their full potential. All of our nursery rooms are set out to encourage children's learning and development following the Early Years Foundation Stage. At Mini Steps Nursery we believe that independence is the foundation for learning. We provide a welcoming, child friendly environment. We believe children will become happy, confident and resilient individuals.

Employer

MINI STEPS DAYCARE NURSERY L

Address

70-78 Collingdon Street

Luton

LU1 1RX

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Training

Training provider

BEST PRACTICE NETWORK LIMITED

Contact

Rachel Davis

racheldavis@bestpracticenet.co.uk

01174504736

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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