Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Y M C A

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 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Early Years Apprentice - £5.28 per hour If you already hold a level 2 qualification - £10.42 per hour

    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, working hours flexible between 7:30am - 6pm on a shift rota Weekly hours starting from 37.5h - 40h per week Days, hours and times to be confirmed with apprentice. All year around

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000220333

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Early Years Educators play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education.

  • You will work as part of a team planning, monitoring and evaluating activities for children from birth to approximately five years of age
  • Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times is essential
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals

The training you will be getting

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded;

  • 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
  • You will study Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and/or English if necessary

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is up to you what you do when you have finished your apprenticeship. There may be an opportunity to stay on at the same company and progress to the next level of apprenticeship or you may want to look for a new job or professional development opportunity. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

The Old Potting Shed is a unique setting set in the Coombe Lodge Estate in Blagdon. The beautiful setting comprises two buildings, The Stables offering 15 places for babies and The Old Potting Shed offering 45 places for toddlers and pre-schoolers. We make the most of our wonderful surroundings, with a play-based curriculum that focuses on being outdoors and integrates a forest school approach to learning. Find out more on our website.

Employer

Y M C A

Address

The Old Potting Shed Nursery and Preschool

Coombe Lodge Cottage

Bourne Lane

BS40 7RE

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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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