L5 Early Years Apprentice SMALL TALK NURSERIES LTD

Under the guidance of senior staff, you will provide the highest level of care and education for all children attending the setting. Whilst gaining hands on experience in a high quality childcare setting you will be working towards a recognised childcare qualification at L5.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,884.16

    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 to Friday (shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226934

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Aims:

  • With support provide high standards of care and education to meet the individual needs of all children
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures at all times
  • Acquire and maintain positive working partnerships with staff, parents and carers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Provide a positive practice role model
  • With support contribute to a high standard of quality within the nursery, including practice, environment and resources to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • With support prepare and supervise activities
  • Supervise and support children at all times
  • With support ensure that equality of access and opportunity is provided to all children, parents, staff and visitors
  • Ensure that all children are kept safe
  • Notify Designated Officer of any safeguarding concerns
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, colleagues and visitors
  • With support develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, parents and carers
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures and undertake a shared responsibility for cleanliness and health and safety throughout the nursery
  • With support work as part of a team to ensure the company’s values are maintained
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, planning meetings and undertake training as required
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line manager

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Standard Apprenticeship Qualification
  • Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required
  • Course is delivered in the workplace only. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments / or exams depending on course of study
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week
  • At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 5 qualification
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules
  • You will join a well-established team of practitioners, who will help to provide quality coaching and mentoring to achieve all of the requirements needed to achieve your qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible long term employment with the setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years Educator (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Small Talk Nurseries is a privately owned Ofsted registered day nursery committed to provide the highest quality day care and Early Year’s education for babies from 6 weeks to children aged 5 years. As well as having an after school club for children aged up to and including 15 years.

Employer

SMALL TALK NURSERIES LTD

Address

10-12 High Street

Dawley

Telford

TF4 2ET

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Training

Training provider

SAPPHIRE LOGISTICS & CONSULTANCY LTD

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

Nina

Nina@sapphiretraining.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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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