Level 3 - Childcare Apprenticeship (LE) - SEPTEMBER START

RENDELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

LOUGHBOROUGH, LE11 1LL

Closes on Wednesday 28 August

Posted on 22 April 2024


Summary

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 main responsibilities of this job role will include: Supporting the development of the childcare provision

Annual wage
£9,984 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Hours
Apprentices are required to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the business. The average working week will be between 30-40 hours, Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 30 August

Duration

1 Year 1 Month

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

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 & 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.

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Early years educator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Early years educator
Level 3 (A level)

Where you’ll work

RENDELL STREET

LOUGHBOROUGH

LE11 1LL

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

SWIFT ACI

Your training course

Early years educator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Recognise when a child or a colleague is in danger or at risk of abuse and act to protect them in line with safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Apply legislation, policy and procedure to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children in the setting (for example, food safety, diets, starting solid food, allergies, COSHH, and accidents, injuries, and emergencies).
  • Apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management within documentation and practice.
  • Teach children to develop skills to manage risk and maintain their own and others safety.
  • Use a range of communication methods, including technology, with other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional, collaborative relationships with others involved in the education and care of the child.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of key person.
  • Recognise and apply theories of attachment to develop effective relationships with children.
  • Provide sensitive and respectful personal care for children from birth to 5 years.
  • Advocate for all children’s needs, including children which require SEND or EAL support.
  • Promote and facilitate children’s interpersonal communication to develop their social interactions and relationships.
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
  • Support children to understand and respond to their emotions and make considered choices about their behaviours.
  • Assess the responsiveness of the environment for effective child-centred experiences in line with curriculum requirements.
  • Create inclusive, child-centred, dynamic, innovative, and evolving physical environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Create inclusive and supportive emotional environment that enables the child to feel safe, secure, respected and experience a sense of wellbeing; maintaining and prioritising the individual child’s voice.
  • Apply strategies that support children’s ability to manage change, transition, and significant events.
  • Analyse observation evidence to assess and plan holistic individual learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and interests.
  • Facilitate and support child-centred opportunities and experiences based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Provide adult led opportunities and experience based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Use reflection to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/4 or above or equivalent)
    • Maths (grade C/4 or above or equivalent)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    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 this company

    Across the Early Years, we endeavour to meet our children’s needs through a play based curriculum, which challenges, encourages and inspires the children every day. Active learning is embedded in what we do. Our aim is to provide enriching activities for children to develop their creative and critical thinking skills. We plan activities around the needs and interests of each unique child whilst working in partnership with parents/carers. We believe every child deserves the best start in life and support this to enable them to fulfil their potential.

    After this 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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SWIFT ACI

    Emma Ellis

    ee@swiftcc.co.uk

    0121 285 7916

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000246313.

    Apply now

    Closes on Wednesday 28 August

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