Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship

UPPERTHORPE NURSERY LTD

DARLINGTON, DL3 7PZ

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

Posted on 26 June 2024


Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring apprentice to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are ambitious and want to gain an early year's qualification while getting experience. You'll create meaningful relationships with the children, your team and with parents.

Annual wage
£9,984 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 between 7am-6pm This may vary depending on the needs of the individual and of the business. We do allocate weekly study/training time to all apprentices. All additional training, such as Food Hygiene and First Aid, is paid for.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

3

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
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Apprentices will achieve a qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS Level 3 child to 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

90 WOODLAND ROAD

DARLINGTON

DL3 7PZ

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 Language (grade Grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 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
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    About this company

    We are a private day nursery for children aged 0-5 in Darlington, County Durham. Our ethos is that children should be taught independence and resilience, and supported to reach their full potential.

    https://upperthorpenursery.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Once you have finished the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue working for the same company and progress on to Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT or Level 3 Early Years SENCO.
    Early Years Educators are found in a range of settings including 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 VAC1000260807.

    Apply now

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

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