Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice LITTLE MINDS NURSERY LTD

To work within a busy thriving Nursery that looks after children aged 1-5 years. Taking care of their general needs while helping to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment for them. To take on the role of a keyperson as a Buddy to a qualified member of staff and learn about the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,500.00

    Salary starts from £14,500 – 20,000

  • Working week

    Between 30-40 hours Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm. Attend college 1 day per week . Salary starts from £14,500 – 20,000.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000255440

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work within a busy thriving Nursery that looks after children aged 1-5 years. The role may be in our Baby unit (1-2 years), 2-3’s unit or our pre-school unit
  • Taking care of their general needs while helping to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment for them
  • To take on the role of a keyperson as a Buddy to a qualified member of staff and learn about the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To work your way up the career ladder within an early years setting

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator standard.

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eyfs-staffchild-ratios-dfe-approved-qualifications

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

You will be required to complete Functional Skills mathematics and English (where applicable), Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values.

Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Duration: 18-24 months.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of apprenticeship - full-time permanent position will be discussed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Little Minds Nursery is based in Tormarton (10 minutes outside of Yate) GL9 1HU. We are a rural Nursery and are not on any bus routes, so the ability to be able to get and depend on lifts or be able to drive is a must.

About the employer

Little Minds Nursery is a 56 place nursery and pre-school setting located in the heart of Tormarton village, within easy access to the A46 and junction 18 of the M4. Open 51 weeks of the year 8am – 6pm, we offer care and early years education to children aged 11 months to 5 years. We have two playrooms; a dedicated room for toddlers aged up to two and a half and use of the main Hall for our pre school room for those aged 2 and a half to 5 years which provides plenty of room to move around whilst still have cosy corners to sit and chat with friends. In our outside area your child will enjoy exploring wildlife and cooking in the mud kitchen! With trips to the neighbouring farm and walks around the picturesque village, the outdoors is an important part of the nursery experience at Tormarton. We explore the local forest and farms during our Mini Explorer sessions while introducing children to dance with ‘Valerie’s Dance Studio’ for children aged 3 and over alongside physical activity sessions that take place for all ages.

Employer

LITTLE MINDS NURSERY LTD

Address

HIGH STREET

TORMARTON

BADMINTON

GL9 1HU

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD 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

Amy Archer

amy.archer@sgscol.ac.uk

01179092202

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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