Childcare Apprenticeship – NVQ Level 3 SMART START CHILDCARE LIMITED

Level 3 NVQ - Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator - This apprenticeship is a great next step from completing your Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification. It's ideal for someone with knowledge and experience within a nursery setting and someone passionate in childcare and early years looking to further their career.

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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

    Monday - 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

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000221848

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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, lunch and tea
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs
  • Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following safeguarding rules
  • Working within confidentiality guidelines

The training you will be getting

  • Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator level 3 - Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months
  • You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. Apprentices must successfully evidence a First Aid qualification approved by EYFS and qualifications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or Above) Desired

Things to consider

Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator - Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship to meet the criteria to pass the apprenticeship, as well as a mentor within the nursery. 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.

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

Poachers Pocket New Cole Hall Lane, Birmingham

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 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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