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Childcare/Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 DUCKLINGS DAY NURSERY LTD

To help and support key workers in their role and support children's activities and hygiene practices whilst following nursery policies and procedures. You will be responsible for their health and well-being and attending to their every need.

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Closing date: 05 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,140.00

    The minimum wage with be £6.50 per hour. However, this Employer is prepared to pay more for experience, and this can be discussed at interview.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000112503

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be:

  • Observing children
  • Planning activities
  • Responsible for their health and well-being and attending to their every need
  • Provide outstanding standard of care and learning
  • Support their personal, social and emotional development
  • Ensure children have exciting learning opportunities and challenging interactions
  • Communicate effectively with parents
  • Keep records detailing planning and evidence of progress
  • Safeguard and look after welfare of children, you will have key children

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard:

Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only.  An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification.

First Aid qualification.

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.

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 the Apprentices must successfully complete a 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).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent role at this setting or within the group.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Enthusiastic, Caring, Ambitious

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade D/3 or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Childcare/Early Years (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

An enhanced DBS check will be required prior to start date.

About the employer

This nursery is part of a group of 6 nurseries across the West Midlands. Awarded Ofsted Outstanding at last inspection and NDNA nursery of the year, it is a highly reputable nursery in a quiet part of Hagley.

Employer

DUCKLINGS DAY NURSERY LTD

Address

2 Western Road

Hagley

Stourbridge

DY9 0LB

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Training

Training provider

DUDLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Contact

Julie Perks

julie.perks@dudleycol.ac.uk

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)


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