Childcare Apprenticeship Level 3 STEPPING STONES PLAYGROUP (SURBITON)

A Childcare Apprenticeship Level 3 is required. You will be working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5 towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful. Duties include: helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, take part in singing, role play and story telling and more.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80

    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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000234287

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0-5. This can include helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, take part in singing, role play and story telling and more
  • Liaising with external customers, parents, to provide a high level of service for the childcare setting
  • Meeting the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine.

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Advanced Diploma Early Years and a first aid qualification
  • 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 and punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles and 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 Paediatric 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 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 the current nursery setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

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

About the employer

Muddy Puddles has existed as a preschool since the year 2000. Originally named Stepping Stones and based in Surbiton, in September 2017 they relocated to Long Ditton and in July 2020 re-branded as Muddy Puddles. The setting is a much-loved not-for-profit pre-school that has been operating for almost 20 years in various locations. Muddy Puddles believes positive early childhood experiences are invaluable in shape children’s approach towards learning. They encourage the children to be curious, imaginative, independent and, most of all, to love learning! The children access a rich play environment with a free-flow garden and the amazing location to explore outdoors. Part of being the Muddle Puddles team means you will be in the woods 3 days a week. You will enjoy nature, singing and music are an advantage. Extra's like nature club, cooking and music clubs are also provided for the children! Muddy Puddles are an Outstanding Ofsted graded Preschool looking for an Early Years practitioner apprentice.

Employer

STEPPING STONES PLAYGROUP (SURBITON)

Address

Long Ditton Cricket Club

Betts Way

Long Ditton

KT6 5HT

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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

Kirsty McDougall

kmc@swiftcc.co.uk

02031371470

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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