Level 2 Childcare Apprentice BUMBLEBEES DAY NURSERY (PLYMOUTH) LTD

You will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work within the childcare sector as an early years practitioner. As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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

    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week - working hours may vary depending on employer needs.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000230843

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful apprentice must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

  • You will be involved in supervising children play time, engaging children in learning and play activities. This will be an important part of your role as this will show your confidence and ability to work with young children.
  • You will learn how to interact with young children throughout all the activities that you take part in, which will help you enjoy your progression through your apprenticeship.
  • Throughout each day you will be keeping and updating records accordingly, as well as working with team members and maintaining a high standard of operation, so that the nursery runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff, who will show you all the company policies and procedures required for this position, including Health and Safety in the workplace. You will be required to make sure that the nursery areas are tidy and clean at the end of the day, in preparation for the following day.

The training you will be getting

*The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:*

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • Functional skills level 2 English and maths for those without grade 4

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-1 equivalent A*-G) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-1 equivalent A*-G) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to be able to travel to Woolwell each day and have good time keeping skills.

About the employer

Bumblebees Day Nursery was first opened in September 2006 by Gemma and Jamie Whittington and Ian Bealey. Our aim is and always has been to provide a first class nursery environment and exceptional caring staff to develop your children’s potential. We believe our innovative approach gives children a bright and positive start in life as we encourage both exploration and discovery as well as emotional intelligence and friendship building.

Employer

BUMBLEBEES DAY NURSERY (PLYMOUTH) LTD

Address

Bumblebees Day Nursery

Woolwell Road

Plymouth

PL6 7JW

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Training

Training provider

SKILLS TO GROUP 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


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