Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Childcare Level 2 Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

A great opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to join the team at Happy Days Treloweth Redruth Nursery and undertake their Level 2 qualification in Early Years.

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

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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, term time only. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224093

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Do you have the enthusiasm and passion for working in childcare, whilst gaining a DfE recognised Early Years qualification?

Are you looking for a role whereby you will be mentored and supported along the way?

Would you like to be part of our team creating a safe and stimulating environment for our children, in line with the EYFS and Happy Days ethos?

If you answered yes to the above 3 questions then you are one step closer to joining the Happy Days family..
Our teams, whether in our nurseries or our support centre SHINE, they ensure we are delivering outstanding childcare to every child in our settings everyday, this helps to make Happy Days a great place to work.

By ensuring we are always recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues, who are representative of the communities within which our nurseries sits gives us the best opportunity to continue to deliver outstanding childcare.

Please find below the duties and expectations of an early years practitioner apprentice:

  • Ensure the welfare and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Support the planning and delivery of purposeful play activities in line with the early years foundation stage
  • Work with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure children’s individual needs are met
  • Support the children to understand healthy life choices through engaging play activities
  • Take an active role in seeking out continuous professional development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Communication and knowledge of child development to engage with children and support those requiring additional support
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Carry out respectful care routines such as feeding, nappy changing and dental care
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their trainer assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Support children’s numeracy, literacy and language through a range of play activities and opportunities

Are you:

  • Committed to entering a career in childcare and completing the qualifications needed to achieve this?
  • Able to interact with young children and have an understanding of child development?
  • Confident to ask for help and guidance, listen to instruction and carry out requests with regards to all aspects of the nursery?
  • Able to communicate with a wide range of people, including colleagues and parents?

If you are hardworking, self-disciplined in appearance and manner, have a friendly nature with a positive outlook we would like to hear from you.

Training Provided.

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Happy Days Nursery 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. If successful, you will complete a level 2 early years practitioner apprentice 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 Happy Days Nurseries 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

  • Guaranteed employment at the end of qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Additional leave - paid Christmas closedown 20 days annual leave Childcare Employee discount - 50% off Flexible working - full time and part-time available Free Parking Health & wellbeing program On-site parking

About the employer

In a cosy, warm space young children learn and develop surrounded by their friends and very experienced staff who are able to respond to individual needs

Employer

Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

Address

Higher Broad Ln

Redruth

Cornwall

TR15 3JL

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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.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Feb 2024