Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship Staffordshire County Council

We have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring apprentice to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are ambitious and want to gain an early year's qualification while getting experience. You'll create meaningful relationships with the children, your team and with parents.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,376.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.45am - 3.45pm. Term time only

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000207676

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You'll create meaningful relationships with the children, your team and with parents to provide the best service for our families.
  • Ensure that every child's wellbeing is met by providing a thriving and safe environment.
  • Safeguarding all children in the setting and making sure any child protection concerns are always appropriately acted upon immediately.
  • You will observe, monitor and support delivering activities and learning experiences linked to the EYFS.
  • Ensure children’s progress and achievements are regularly and effectively assessed and recorded. Including any activities, meals served and medication administered.
  • Meet the needs of individual children, having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures, and medical histories.
  • Learn and maintain high standards in the nursery.
  • Support and serve food to children, ensuring any special dietary requirements are met at all times.

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have finished the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue working for the same company and progress on to Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT or Level 3 Early Years SENCO.

Early Years Educators are found in a range of settings including 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, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Oaklands is an Ofsted Outstanding nursery school providing education and care for 2 to 4 year olds. Our purpose built nursery has a stimulating environment, innovative and exciting curriculum and large outdoor space with woodland, outdoor classroom, mud kitchen and sand pit. Activities include Forest Schools, baking, gardening, painting, role play, crafts, story telling and music making. We provide a happy, caring atmosphere where children can flourish and learn.

Employer

Staffordshire County Council

Address

Oaklands Avenue

Porthill

Newcastle-Under-Lyme

ST5 0EX

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Training

Training provider

BEST PRACTICE NETWORK LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Courtney Pring

Courtneypring@bestpracticenet.co.uk

0117 235 5256

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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