Early Years Specialist Apprenticeship

Creative Explorers

London, N8 7BS

Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 1 July 2024


Summary

Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5. You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful. As part of your position you will be creating a fun, engaging and safe environment for the children.

Annual wage
£11,520 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
Shifts to be confirmed between 4 days a week, 8.30am - 6.00pm.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 15 September

Duration

1 Year 2 Months

Positions available

2

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

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 14 months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles and career paths within the childcare sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of your 14-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor
  • You will complete a qualification in paediatric first aid

Where you’ll work

18 Gisburn Road

London

N8 7BS

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

SWIFT ACI

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

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths & English (grade C/4 or above)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 1 day a week for the first 8 weeks of your 14 month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor.

    About this company

    At Creative Explorers we aim to encourage and support children to use their creative thoughts and put them into practice through everyday play experiences. We want our children to explore and discuss ideas and feelings with us in an environment that is safe and loving. The nursery is spread across 2 sites the baby & toddlers and a seperate preschool for over 3’s, both equidistant from Hornsey overground station and within a 5 minute walking distance from one another. Both are bright, promote free flowing play and have specialist learning areas run by qualified and experienced staff. We also provide fresh daily home cooked meals & snacks that cater for every child’s dietary requirements. We follow the NHS guidelines on nutrition & are proud to be working on the “Healthy Early Years London – First Steps” award by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan for our outstanding menu and contribution to raising healthy children. We comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) whilst recognising that all children are individuals and have ever changing and emerging needs and interests.

    After this apprenticeship

    Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a full time position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

    • Room Leader positions
    • Possible management training
    • Springboard into Primary Education
    • Paediatric nursing
    • Continuous development in current nursery setting

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SWIFT ACI

    Stuart Beer

    sb@swiftcc.co.uk

    07875009366

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261678.

    Apply now

    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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