Level 2 Early Years Apprenticeship - Lodge Farm (1) LODGE FARM NURSERY SCHOOL LTD

An exciting opportunity for someone eager to start their career in childcare. The nursery is based in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside with lots of safe outdoor space. The role involves planning and carrying out activities and caring for children aged 0 - 5.

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

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Closing date: 25 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,012.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000223886

  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice you will be a key member of the nursery team, your duties may include:

  • Planning and delivering fun and educational activities with the children
  • Play alongside and with children to support their play
  • Contribute to children’s records through observation
  • Assist with the supervision of children at rest times and at mealtimes
  • Contribute in creating a safe, happy environment for the children
  • Ensure the play area is clean and tidy at all times
  • Working alongside outside agencies in supporting the children

Useful Qualities to have

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Patient and caring
  • The ability to interact positively with children and adults
  • Flexible and willing to carry out a number of different activities within the job role
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Motivated
  • Good time keeping

This position would suit a candidate with a bubbly, outgoing personality who is able to work on their own initiative and is prepared to commit to the work required for an apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • On the job training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to a higher level qualification or full time employment may be available after completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

If you are using public transport to get to this employer, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available.

About the employer

Lodge Farm Nursery School prides itself on offering a unique and different experience for your child’s care and Early Years education. The Nursery School is based in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and is within easy access to the M4 and A350. The Nursery is based in extended farm buildings on a working farm with lots of safe outdoor space including an outdoor classroom and woodland/Forest School area. We have daily Forest School sessions with our qualified practitioner and there is always an opportunity for a wellie walk no matter the weather. “I am a parent myself with three children, and when I opened the Nursery in 1991, it felt there was a need for excellent quality early years childcare where children can be nurtured and developed in a homely environment. I encourage you to come and see for yourself our unique childcare facilities. We very much look forward to meeting you in the future.” Diane Collins – Principal (Cert. Ed) We are open all year round, offering flexible sessions and the option of term time only for parents that do not need childcare during the school holidays. Our holiday club “Meadows” also welcomes children up to 11 years old during the school holidays.

Employer

LODGE FARM NURSERY SCHOOL LTD

Address

Lodge Farm Nursery, Malmesbury Road, Kington Langley

Chippenham

SN15 5PY

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Training

Training provider

ASPIRATION TRAINING 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Mar 2024