Early Years Practitioner Apprentice L2 -Old School House Family First - The Old Schoolhouse Kindergarten

Are you looking to start your career within childcare? Come and join our fun and dynamic team! Develop your early years career with this fantastic opportunity in a growing, ambitious company, providing care, education and compliance for children to the highest standard. Competitive salary plus uniform and lunch provided.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    40 hours a week, Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225133

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The Old Schoolhouse Kindergarten are delighted to have an opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team. As an Early Years Apprentice you will be trained on the job to give you a true representation of what it is like to work in a day nursery. You will be allocated a buddy who you will work alongside, and you will work towards undertaking the role of a key person.

  • Within the role of Apprentice, you will attend training days with our training provider and the other days will be based at your allocated nursery.

During your apprenticeship you will be required to;

  • To assist team members in providing the highest standard of compliance, care and education for children, and effectively manage daily operations of the nursery, including positive partnerships with staff and parents.
  • To contribute ideas to planning ensuring children receive high quality of learning and development.
  • To liaise with nursery staff regarding children’s specific needs and requirements.

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Family First 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.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship 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 Family First’s 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

You will be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us. If you hold a Level 2 already we would still love to hear from you as we could deliver a Level 3 Early Year Educator Apprenticeship within this role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working our nurseries. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process.

About the employer

The Old House School cares for children between the ages of birth and 5 years old. We are open Monday to Friday (Variable hours) all year round except for closure on public bank holidays.The aim of our nursery is to provide a happy, home away-from-home environment for all children in our care with emphasis on individual attention and learning through play.

Employer

Family First - The Old Schoolhouse Kindergarten

Address

239 London Road

Stanway

Colchester

CO3 8PB

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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.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024