Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship HASSOCKMOOR CHILDCARE & OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

Elevate your career with this exceptional chance to work in a fantastic day nursery, tending to children and enriching their learning and growth through play and activities. The role offers abundant opportunities for personal and professional development but also holds the chance of a full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jun 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

    Monday to Friday. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000247525

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment. Here you'll find yourself on your toes, engaging in energetic activities like dancing, singing, and playing, all while being alert to the safety and well-being of the children. 

Hours: 30 - 40 hrs
Salary: National Apprentice Wage (negotiable depending on experience)

Job description: 

  • Supervise children and safeguard them from harm
  • Working with the Early Years Teachers and room leaders on planning and preparation of activities, to meet children’s individual needs, liaising with parents, and ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of every child, staff, parent and visitor always. Taking reference from our health and safety policy
  • Provide engaging and purposeful experiences, environments and resources to children, that are appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Assist with the delivery of the Early Years curriculum and be guided by development matters handbook for child development
  • Observe and support children’s development, update children’s learning journals with accuracy and relevance, and seek guidance from colleagues or Room Leader if in doubt
  • Take part in delivering the highest standards of care throughout the nursery. Take part in all relevant training provided by your employer/training provider
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner
  • Work on your own initiative
  • Complete any housekeeping duties throughout the day e.g. Tea making, washing up, laundry, sweeping wiping and mopping etc.
  • To keep high standard of hygiene practices around the nursery
  • To be an active and self-reflective practitioner and take responsibility along with the management team on your own personal development
  • Observe and support children’s development, update children’s learning journals with accuracy and relevance, and seek guidance from colleagues or Room Leader if in doubt
  • Take part in delivering the highest standards of care throughout the nursery
  • Take part in all relevant training provided by your employer/training provider
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner
  • Work on your own initiative
  • Complete any housekeeping duties throughout the day e.g. Tea making, washing up, laundry, sweeping wiping and mopping etc.
  • To keep high standard of hygiene practices around the nursery
  • To be an active and self-reflective practitioner and take responsibility along with the management team on your own personal development

The training you will be getting

You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship. As you progress through your apprenticeship your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare

  • Training will be a mix of face-to-face and online learning.
  • You will gain an Early years qualification with a view to continuing onto further levels of apprenticeships and training.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Take your career to new heights with this amazing chance to work in a day nursery setting, nurturing and guiding children. You'll play a pivotal role in fostering their growth and learning through interactive play and engaging activities. This position offers abundant prospects for personal and professional development. We're seeking a Level 3 qualified individual interested in advancing to a Level 5 room leader/deputy manager apprenticeship once qualified.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Childcare (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

Have you already got relevant knowledge or experience in childcare? Are you a commutable distance to the nursery? This is a physical role in a busy nursery. The perfect candidate will feel a sense of accomplishment from creating a stimulating and secure environment for the children, which will overshadow any weariness from the job's demands.

About the employer

Welcome to Hassockmoor Childcare, a well-established, friendly, and reputable nursery nestled in the heart of picturesque Barrington in Somerset. we take pride in providing exceptional early childhood education and care to our community. Our ethos revolves around fostering a nurturing environment where children can flourish, explore, and learn through play. Fully registered premises with experienced, caring and qualified staff offering a safe and happy environment. 

Employer

HASSOCKMOOR CHILDCARE & OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

Address

The Old School, Water Street, Barrington

Ilminster

TA19 0JR

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Training

Training provider

SKERN LODGE 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 lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jun 2024