Early Years Specialist Apprenticeship Creative Explorers

Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5. You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful. As part of your position you will be creating a fun, engaging and safe environment for the children.

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Closing date: 13 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,520.00

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between 4 days a week, 8.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000237603

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Teaching within the EYFS requirements 
  • Partaking in a range of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Supporting the children with a range of self-care needs such as feeding and personal hygiene
  • Communicating with other team members and parents
  • Also, being able to liaise with external customers, parents, and provide a high level of service for the childcare setting

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator L3
  • 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
  • You will complete a qualification in paediatric first aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a full time 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or 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

At Creative Explorers we aim to encourage and support children to use their creative thoughts and put them into practice through everyday play experiences. We want our children to explore and discuss ideas and feelings with us in an environment that is safe and loving. The nursery is spread across 2 sites the baby & toddlers and a seperate preschool for over 3’s, both equidistant from Hornsey overground station and within a 5 minute walking distance from one another. Both are bright, promote free flowing play and have specialist learning areas run by qualified and experienced staff. We also provide fresh daily home cooked meals & snacks that cater for every child’s dietary requirements. We follow the NHS guidelines on nutrition & are proud to be working on the “Healthy Early Years London – First Steps” award by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan for our outstanding menu and contribution to raising healthy children. We comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) whilst recognising that all children are individuals and have ever changing and emerging needs and interests.

Employer

Creative Explorers

Address

18 Gisburn Road

London

N8 7BS

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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

Stuart Beer

sb@swiftcc.co.uk

07875009366

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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