Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Level 2 Childcare Family First - Just Imagine Vange Day Nursery

Are you looking to start your career within childcare? Come and join our fun and dynamic team! Develop your early years career with this fantastic opportunity in a growing, ambitious company, providing care, education and compliance for children to the highest standard.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,579.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000219967

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Just Imagine Vange are delighted to have an opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team. As an Apprentice you will be trained on the job to give you a true representation of what it is like to work in a day nursery. You will be allocated a buddy who you will work alongside, and you will work towards undertaking the role of a key person. Within the role of Apprentice, you will attend training days with our training provider and the other days will be based at your allocated nursery.

During your apprenticeship you will work closely with your buddy to support the development of good practice with regards to inclusion. You will also observe, assess and plan interesting, stimulating, and challenging activities which links to the individual learning, development needs and abilities of the children in your care.

The ability to work as part of a team and use initiative will be a key strength for this role alongside the willingness to gain relevant qualifications.

  • Support babies and young children through a range of transitions.e.g moving onto school, moving house or the birth of a sibling
  • Recognise when a child is in danger, at risk of serious harm or abuse and explain the procedures to be followed to protect them. Types of abuse including: domestic, neglect , physical, emotional, and sexual abuse
  • Demonstrate skills and understanding for the prevention and control of infection, including hand washing, food preparation and hygiene, dealing with spillages safely, safe disposal of waste, using correct personal protective equipment

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Family First will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Family First’s dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us. If you hold a Level 2 already we would still love to hear from you as we could deliver a Level 3 Early Year Educator Apprenticeship within this role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

*We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. ?A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

About the employer

The Just Imagine Vange Nursery cares for children between the ages of birth and 5 years old. We are open Monday to Friday 7am-7pm all year round except for closure on public bank holidays. Our Nursery Manager is passionate about staff development and well-being. You will have plenty of opportunities for training and qualifications, such as undertaking level 2 or 3 childcare qualifications in early years, SENCO, Prevent Duty, and many more.

Employer

Family First - Just Imagine Vange Day Nursery

Address

Kent View Road

Basildon

SS16 4LA

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Training

Training provider

REALISE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT 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

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024