Intermediate Early Years Apprentice Westerham Day Nursery

Westerham Day Nursery is seeking a Level 2 apprentice to join its team, specialising in the care of children under 2 years old. You’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from its experienced team, acquiring essential skills in nurturing and attending to the needs of its youngest children.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 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. 8.00am - 5.00pm or 9.00am - 6.00pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch. 20% paid time for learning.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000247135

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Embark on Your Early Years Journey – Join as an enthusiastic Apprentice for the Under 2 Room!

Main Duties:

  • Assist in providing day-to-day care for children under 2 years old.
  • Follow routines for meals, snacks, and personal hygiene
  • Learn about child development and nutrition
  • Support young children’s learning through engaging activities
  • Apply early education theories in practice
  • Assist key workers in their roles
  • Contribute to maintaining clean and safe rooms and outdoor spaces
  • Collaborate effectively as a team member
  • Participate in ongoing training and development
  • As you progress in your role, you will work towards becoming a key worker for these children, with dedicated guidance and support on your journey towards earning qualifications and a wage

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.  
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

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 English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Interview - We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check - You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work daily whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - There are bus services that run from Oxted, Sevenoaks and Bromley to Westerham. The nursery is within walking distance from the bus stop.

About the employer

Westerham Day Nursery is a long-standing, all-day childcare facility that provides support to families and nurtures the development and early education of children aged 4 months to 4 years. Its facilities include three age-specific rooms, a spacious outdoor area, and a dedicated forest school zone.

Employer

Westerham Day Nursery

Address

C/O CHURCHILL SCHOOL

RYSTED LANE

WESTERHAM

TN16 1EZ

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

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

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team

KT&A@kent.gov.uk

0800 731 4297

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system. Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Jun 2024