Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship

MATCHBOX DAY NURSERY

LONDON, E14 7AB

Closes in 11 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 30 May 2024


Summary

Early Years Educators work with and care for children from birth to 5 years. They play an important role in supporting children to have the best start to their education. As an Early Years specialist, you will personally help to close the attainment gap and increase the life chances of the children in your care.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 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
Monday to Friday on shift basis - Early Shift, 7.45am to 4.00pm. Late Shift, 10.00am to 6.15pm. Shift patterns to be decided with apprentice.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
  • NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Apprentices will achieve an EYE qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS level 3 child: staff ratios
  • Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English, if required
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

Where you’ll work

FLAT 1/2 BUTLER HOUSE

BURDETT ROAD

LONDON

E14 7AB

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

BEST PRACTICE NETWORK LIMITED

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

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    The vast majority of children attending the nursery are from local families who are using childcare for the first time. Our families are from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We provide a stimulating and exciting environment where free play and well planned structured activities are offered to all children. By using the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum we provide a good base for our children’s future development.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Once you have finished the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue working for the same company and/or progress to the next level of apprenticeship
    • Please speak to your employer or training provider about further employment opportunities upon the completion of your apprenticeship
    • Early Years Educators are found in a range of settings which can include day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision, giving you a broad range of employment opportunities 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    BEST PRACTICE NETWORK LIMITED

    Courtney Pring

    Courtneypring@bestpracticenet.co.uk

    0117 235 5256

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254299.

    Apply now

    Closes in 11 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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