Early Years Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship SNAPDRAGONS NURSERIES LIMITED

This apprenticeship aims to offer a way of progressing a career in early years through practice leadership rather than administration and office-based work. EYLPs work with and care for children from birth to 8 years. They play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education and life in general.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £22,880.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227607

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To work as part of the school team to provide a safe, high quality early years environment for young children.
To work under the direct guidance of teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.

The training you will be getting

Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship - training to take place in house and online. 

Functional Skills Level 2 for Maths and English where needed.

Here are some more great reasons to join the team:

We want to improve your work/life balance:

  • Paid lunchbreaks (yes, you will get paid just for eating your lunch!)
  • Almost seven weeks of paid annual leave and an extra paid day off on your birthday
  • Family friendly policies including generous childcare discounts so your own children can attend (30% minimum discount)

We want to help you look after yourself

  • Feeling poorly? We pay enhanced company sick pay for when you can't come in to work
  • Need more help? Our staff have 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • Not sure where to begin? We have a dedicated inhouse well-being team to help you!
  • Feeling hungry? There are always plenty of snacks available
  • Cycle to work scheme keeps you and the environment health

We want to recognise all of your hard work and dedication:

  • £300 ‘Recommend a friend’ bonus and enhanced rewards for featured jobs
  • Employee nominated reward scheme with real world gifts
  • Free annual party to celebrate with your team

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We want to help you progress:

Wide ranging opportunities for training and career progression including Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT, Level 3 Early Years SENCO & Forest School.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Leadership skills, Confidence

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
Other NCFE CACHE Early Years Level 3 Diploma (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Snapdragons opened in January 1998 in a farmhouse in Atworth, in response to local demand for high-quality full daycare. It developed an excellent local reputation and has since expanded into Bath, Bristol and other sites in Wiltshire. Snapdragons is a family-run business that can react quickly to local needs but, more importantly, can respond personally to the families that it serves. Find out more about our ethos and values on our website.

Employer

SNAPDRAGONS NURSERIES LIMITED

Address

Pound Pill

Corsham

SN13 9YW

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Training

Training provider

BEST PRACTICE NETWORK 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

Courtney Pring

Courtneypring@bestpracticenet.co.uk

0117 235 5256

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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