Level 3 - Childcare Apprenticeship (LE) PLAY DAYS NURSERY LTD

A chance to gain valuable skills while working in a nursery setting as well as learn about childcare related topics in a classroom setting. This will include gaining your Level 3 Paediatric First Aid. The role includes preparation of food for breakfast, snack and afternoon tea and supporting children’s self-help needs.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    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

    Apprentices are required to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the business. Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000230378

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The main responsibilities of this job role will include:

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures that the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required
  • Ensuring that all health and hygiene requirements are always adhered to
  • Responsibility for equal opportunity in delivery, access and attitude in aspects of service delivery and management
  • Working with teams across the centre
  • Supporting children’s learning and development, including supporting planning and observations
  • Preparing and maintaining the environment and resources for the children
  • Preparation of food for breakfast, snack and afternoon tea
  • Supporting children’s self-help needs
  • Being creative and enthusiastic
  • Following safeguarding rules
  • Working within confidentiality guidelines

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years level 3
    Your Apprenticeship will last for 13 months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This Apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment & punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles & career paths within the childcare sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 10 days out of your 13-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor
  • Undertaking First Aid training as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a permanent position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room leader positions
  • Possible management training
  • Springboard into primary education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

You will need to be available for remote sessions on teams for 10 days out of your whole apprenticeship, for your remote learning. You will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor. You will also be given 20% off-job training, this could be around 6 hours or more depending on your contracted hours.

About the employer

Play Days is a private day nursery based within the Eyres Monsell & Gilmorton children’s centre, situated on Hillsborough Road. (Formerly Rolleston Infants School) Our philosophy of "Superior nursery care & education during a child's most formative years" provides your child with the best possible start in life. We believe our aims will enable children to grow, learn and play in a safe, secure and enabling environment. We believe that parents choose Play Days nursery because it offers their children the best start for the future. Our high standards of, care, education and general well being are clearly shown in our nursery's goals:

Employer

PLAY DAYS NURSERY LTD

Address

EYES MONSELL & GILMORTON

CHILDREN CENTRE

HILLSBOROUGH RD

LE2 9PT

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Training

Training provider

SWIFT ACI

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

Emma Ellis

ee@swiftcc.co.uk

0121 285 7916

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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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