Childcare Apprenticeship – NVQ Level 2 SMART START CHILDCARE LIMITED

The apprenticeship is an opportunity learn about Childcare related topics in a classroom setting and a chance to gain valuable skills while working in a nursery setting. This is ideal for someone who is passionate about a career in childcare. You will learn about Safeguarding, the EYFS, First Aid to name a few things.

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Closing date: 12 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

    13 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000221844

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • 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. 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

The training you will be getting

  • Early years practitioner Level 2 qualification
  • You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship. As you progress through your apprenticeship your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare
  • Your classroom days will be based in central Birmingham taking place once a week for the first 13 weeks
  • You will gain an NVQ Level 2 with a view to continuing onto a Level 3
  • Undertaking First Aid training as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

During this apprenticeship in childcare, you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities within the role, with the potential to progress on the Advanced Diploma, Level 3 Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

You will need to attend our Training Academy in Birmingham City Centre for 18 days out of your whole apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

About the employer

At Smart Start Nursery we create a warm and nurturing environment where children of all backgrounds and cultures are physically and mentally safe. Our aim is for children to not only care and respect themselves but to be respectful of others regardless of race, gender or ability. As we are the foundation of children’s learning journey, each child’s needs are taken into account when planning activities to ensure development in all areas. This is achieved by applying varied learning techniques to ensure all children reach their full potential. aim to create a stimulating and exciting environment to help foster a positive attitude to learning. We do this by encouraging freedom of expression, independence and promoting confidence. We strive and promote positive working relationships with parents, carers and families to ensure we work together to provide the best outcomes for each child. Our team is passionate and devoted to creating a loving atmosphere where children can thrive

Employer

SMART START CHILDCARE LIMITED

Address

Cole Hall Ln

B34 6HE

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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

Hannah Agnew

ha@swiftcc.co.uk

01215940248

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


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