Childcare Apprentice SMILEY HAPPY MONKEYS LIMITED
Smiley Happy Monkeys is a small home from home childcare setting in Horspath Village. We work in a small team looking after children from 6 months to 4 years. We are keen to offer a level 2 apprenticeship in Early Years Practitioner to enhance our team and provide high quality care for the smallest people.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The setting is open Monday to Friday 07:30 - 17:30. Shifts will be offered as a minimum of 7 hours a day although ideally 08:00 - 17:00 and a minimum of 3 days a week. The course requires a minimum of 30 hours in the setting a week.
Total hours per week: 30
Possible start date
01 Sep 2023
14 Nov 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
As part of the team you will be:
- Responsible for taking care of the children's daily needs and providing a warm welcome to all families
- Using initiative and planning to expand children's learning and development
- Ensure all health and safety requirements as well as safeguarding is adhered to
- Monitor and keep track of a selection of key children's progress and learning development
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The apprenticeship will offer a Level 2 in Early Years Practitioner where you will gain training in our setting and complete work set by Abingdon and Witney College. You will need to work a minimum of 30 hours a week to fulfil criteria set by the course. All help and assistance will be offered to enable you to complete the course both from your work environment and the College.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Once you have completed the course you will have the opportunity to continue working in our setting should you wish. The level 2 in Early Years Practitioner is a desirable requirement in many childcare settings and is an excellent progression of your career. You may be able to follow this onto a Level 3 Early Years Educator as well.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
SMILEY HAPPY MONKEYS LIMITED
56 Gidley Way
ABINGDON AND WITNEY COLLEGE
Early years practitioner
Level 2 (GCSE)
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