Early Years Apprentice level 2 - Berkhamsted The Old Station Nursery

Looking for a career in childcare? Sunhill Berkhamsted Nursery, part of the Old Station Nursery Group, believe in creating brighter futures for every child in their care by providing the very best care and learning environment to the children so that they are ready for every stage of learning. Lots of great benefits including Perkbox and your birthday off!

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

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    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

    40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000247421

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At The Old Station Nursery what matters most to us is that
children feel safe and happy in our care. We want each child to leave nursery with a love of learning and the possibility to succeed in all that comes next. At the heart of everything we do, we aim to inspire, nurture and innovate in order to create brighter futures, together. We are always looking for enthusiastic, passionate and hard-working people to join our team.

As an Early Years Apprentice, you will undertake the
training required to become a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification. You will be required to support the aims and objectives of The Old Station Nursery (TOSN) and assist the staff within the nursery, working as a co-operative team member.

Key Duties:

  • Be fully involved with the implementation of the daily routine; this could include preparing, assisting in, and clearing away activities. You will also support the team and ensure that mealtimes are pleasant and social occasions.
  • Develop understanding of childcare and child development.
  • Develop positive relationships with the children.
  • Support nursery staff to provide high-quality environment that meets the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
  • Ensure the Company’s Equal Opportunities and Child Protection Policies are always adhered to.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Learn the value of learning through play and how to present and scaffold these learning experiences.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety, hygiene, cleanliness and regulatory requirements for EHO/Ofsted health and safety throughout the nursery.
  • Support the staff team with the general cleanliness and hygiene of the children and the environment – indoors and outdoors

Benefits

  • 52% childcare discount (subject to T&Cs)
  • Birthday day off!
  • Access to Perkbox, which provides a wide range of deals and discounts from the biggest brands, allowing you to shop and save all year round on things that matter to you. This includes offers on:
    · Food and drink, from takeaways to supermarket discounts to wine offers
    · Tech and electronics such as mobile phones and computers
    · Home and garden, from DIY to home appliances
    · Health and beauty such as gym memberships and personal care
    · Entertainment, from cinema tickets to books and events
    · And much more!
  • Continual opportunities for personal development and qualifications; career progression means a lot to us
  • Free staff uniform
  • A £100 reward each time you refer a friend to join the team, or a family to enrol their child
  • 31 days paid holiday including national Bank Holidays, which includes a whole week break over Christmas

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. The Old Station Nursery Group will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered by The Old Station Nursery Groups dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We believe in creating brighter futures for our people; as we work with, train, progress and develop our team through professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Creative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Located on the outskirts of Berkhamsted, the nursery is in the perfect setting; nestled amongst vast green space to optimise outdoor learning; and only 5 minutes from the A41 for busy parents travelling to and from nursery.

About the employer

The Old Station Nursery Group was established in 2002 when we opened our very first nursery. Since then, the company has grown steadily, creating a similar feeling and ethos in each setting while nourishing each nursery’s unique strengths. The Old Station Nursery Group comprises of 79 exceptional nurseries across the UK. Every year, Nursery World releases a Nursery Chains article which ranks nursery groups in size. We are proud to announce that we are ranked at 13 in this league.

Employer

The Old Station Nursery

Address

Spring Garden Lane

Berkhamsted

HP4 3GY

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Training

Training provider

REALISE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT LIMITED

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

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

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jun 2024