Early Years Specialist Apprenticeship PUDDLE JUMPERS LTD

Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5. You will be working 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.

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Closing date: 20 May 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 flexible to meet the needs of the business, punctuality is key. Working as part of a team using your own initiative are essential. The average working week will be 30 plus hours, Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000239083

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating fun, engaging and safe environment for the children
  • 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
  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5
  • 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
  • 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 along with your diploma

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

Set within the charming streets of Wapping, our newest setting is a five minute walk from Wapping Overground Station. Built in 1871 this stunning and unique building provides our children with ample space and opportunity to spend their most formative years. There are 7 classrooms tailored to specific age groups, all of which have beautiful large windows flooding the rooms with natural sunlight. We have created an environment that is bright and stimulating whilst also warm and cosy for the children to feel comfortable and secure. DEDICATED SPACES Mini Kitchen – Our aspiring chefs have access to a custom child-height kitchen for cooking and baking activities within our beautiful conservatory. Life Sciences – Also housed in our conservatory, our miniature scientists have opportunities to bring the outside in and explore scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. Art Atelier – The Reggio approach highlights the environment as the third teacher and our dedicated Art Room is evidence of this. The space is bright and allows children to feel inspired, use box modelling and recycled materials to express themselves through art and design. Dedicated Library – We love books at Puddle Jumpers! Our bespoke reading nooks encourage children to spend some quiet time with their parents or staff devouring pages of our favourite children’s books that can also be borrowed to read at home. GARDEN AND OUTDOOR LEARNING Our large outdoor space has been designed to stimulate physical play and provide children with ample opportunities to learn about nature. The garden is designed as two distinct areas reflecting the different areas of learning and development – everything from learning to nurture plants in our raised growing beds, make ‘chocolate cupcakes’ in the mud kitchen, have fun with water pumps, find insects in our bug hotel, or get physical on our bespoke climbing structure and tricycle track followed by some quiet time in our sheltered seating area. Our Forest School curriculum is delivered in local green spaces including Wapping Green, Wapping Gardens and Waterside Gardens, all a short walk away. Being close to the River Thames and Spirit Quay, you will spot our Puddle Jumpers children on their regular outings to watch the boats and experience the wonderful learning opportunities within the local community.

Employer

PUDDLE JUMPERS LTD

Address

St. Peters Centre

Reardon Street

London

E1W 2QH

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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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