NVQ Level 3 Child Care Apprenticeship (DN) LITTLE RASCALS CHILDCARE (WEST MIDL LTD)

A chance to gain valuable skills while working in a nursery setting as well as learn about childcare related topics in a classroom setting. Your role will include supporting the development of the childcare provision and providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80

    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

    Apprentices are required to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the business. The average working week will be between 30-40 hours, Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000215855

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The main responsibilities of this job role will include:

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • Undertaking First Aid training as required
  • Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required
  • Ensuring that all Health and Hygiene requirements are always adhered to  
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery, access and attitude in aspects of service delivery and management
  • Working with teams across the Centre
  • Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations
  • Preparing and maintaining the environment and resources for the children
  • Preparation of food for breakfast, snack and afternoon tea
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs
  • Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following safeguarding rules
  • Working within confidentiality guidelines

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma Early Years
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 13-months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This will include gaining your Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
  • This Apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful
  • This Apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the Childcare Sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your Assessor for 10 days out of your 13-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a qualified Level 3 educator, with the potential of a permanent position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader Positions
  • Possible Management training
  • Springboard into Primary Education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to be available for remote sessions on teams for 10 days out of your whole apprenticeship, for your remote learning. You will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor. You will also be given 20% off-job training, this could be around 6 hours or more depending on your contracted hours.

About the employer

Little Rascals is situated in the leafy suburbs of Aldridge in a converted 1930’s Print house and boasts almost ½ an acre of outdoor play space. The nursery is a 10-minute walk from the village and has bus links to Walsall, Lichfield and Brownhills making it a very popular setting. The setting has been supporting children aged 3 months- 4 years since 2004. High quality care and education is provided by a well-qualified team led by experienced managers.

Employer

LITTLE RASCALS CHILDCARE (WEST MIDL LTD)

Address

PRINT HOUSE

NORTHGATE

ALDRIDGE

WS9 8TH

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Training

Training provider

LEAPING MAN LEARNING 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

Amy Langwith

al@swiftcc.co.uk

0121 594 0453

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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