Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice

GREAT EXPECTATIONS DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Bristol, BS16 6PP

Closes in 26 days (Tuesday 20 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 April 2024


Summary

Looking for apprentices that can work in an independent nursery within a friendly team. Supporting children's needs and providing opportunities for children to explore. Working with families discussing children's days and areas of development.

Annual wage
£22,202 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
37 hours per week, attend college 1 day per week to Filton Campus, working across 3 or 4 days. Nursery is open 7:30am to 6pm Monday-Friday. Closed Bank holidays and a week at Christmas. 11.54 per hour -unpaid lunch.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

1 Year 6 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

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.

You will also complete a qualification in Paediatric First Aid.

Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus.

Duration: 18-24 months.

Where you’ll work

26 Baugh Gardens

Downend

Bristol

BS16 6PP

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

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

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:

    • GCSE's Maths and English (grade A*-C or 4-9*)

    Desirable qualifications

    BTEC or equivalent in:

    • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (grade Pass 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
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    We are based in Downend South Gloucestershire in a quiet area, also have onsite parking.

    About this company

    A nursery converted from a house - a very homely feel. 2 separate nurseries within a cul-de-sac, 1 site takes 50 children and the other site takes 30 children, both free flow from room- to room and garden.

    After this apprenticeship

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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

    Amy Archer

    amy.archer@sgscol.ac.uk

    01179092202

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000241711.

    Apply now

    Closes in 26 days (Tuesday 20 August at 11:59pm)

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