Early Years Educator Apprentice ZIZU'S DAY CARE LIMITED

Zizu's is looking for a motivated and sociable individual to join their growing team as an early years educator. Within this role you will gain hands on experience while completing your qualification. Duties such as recording children's development, supporting staff members, planning activities and so much more.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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 - Friday, 7.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249617

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • To follow the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent evening, fundraising events etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager
  • Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the Manager has initialled the report before parents receives it
  • Look upon the nursery, as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the individual needs of all children
  • Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received

Specific childcare tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit each individual child's stage of development and interests
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person
  • To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • Ensuring a poorly child is kept calm and warm and management is notified immediately
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Day release at Middlesbrough College
  • On and off-the-job training 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

Zizus was created to be different. It was established by Maaz Rahman in memory of his late wife who sadly passed away in 2013 when their children were aged just 3 and 6 weeks. After losing Saerah, Maaz turned his attention to the care of his children and realised the difficulty in finding flexible childcare to suit his requirements. Working as a Global Digital Director, Maaz had a very demanding job which involved him travelling all over the world. Having childcare that could work around parents whilst providing an exceptional early years education became Maaz’s focus, and he left the corporate world to follow his ambition. Named after Maaz and Saerah’s son Zain, Zizus opened its doors in September 2016 to the first children, offering flexible childcare sessions to parents. In 2022 Zizus moved to a new setting in the leafy suburb of Linthorpe; an inspirational space with a magical garden for children to benefit from forest school activities, explore the outdoors and learn more about nature and sustainability.

Employer

ZIZU'S DAY CARE LIMITED

Address

79 Cambridge Road

Middlesbrough

TS5 5NL

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

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

Bethany Carter

b.carter@mbro.ac.uk

01642333709

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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