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Early Years Apprentice - Watford

  • Bright Little Stars
  • Watford , Hertfordshire
  • £7.20 per hour

Do you have a passion for children? Do you have a warm smile that makes every child feel special? Do you want to Learn and Earn at the same time? Your amazing career in childcare starts here! An Early Years Apprenticeship at Bright Little Stars - Watford offers you the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will help you enjoy a rewarding, worthwhile and fun career in childcare.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £7.20 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years educator (ST0135)
  • Employer
    Bright Little Stars


An Early Years Apprenticeship at Bright Little Stars offers you the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will help you enjoy a rewarding, worthwhile and fun career in childcare. Our Early Years Apprenticeships develop your knowledge and skills on and off the job, giving you the chance to earn and learn at the same time.

You carry out a 5 week paid trial which decides what kind of learner you are- then we match your unique learner needs to the best apprenticeship programme for you.

As an Early Years Apprentice, you will study towards either a Level 2 or 3 Early Years Practitioner.

Duties include;

  • Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests
  • Provide play activities which encourage and promote children’s numeracy, literacy and language development
  • Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure and valued
  • Carries out observations and use these effectively to understand the changing needs of their individual key children and plan for the interests in line with the early years foundation stage
  • Carry out care routines such as nappy changing, toileting, hand washing and feeding routines with care, respect and compassion
  • Work in partnership with other professionals, parents, colleagues and children to meet the individual needs of children
  • Ensure the welfare, well-being and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their trainer assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities

What’s On Offer:

*High Apprentice Salaries Above Government Standard - up to £7.20 dependant on age and experience.

*Daily Hot Staff Lunches

*Win BLS Bucks Rewards Such as Virgin Experience Days

*Wellness Programme

*Job Opportunities after Completion of Apprenticeship

*Paid Training Days

*Mentor System

*Work With Qualified Teachers

*Apprentice Support Days

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 247609)

Company website : www.brightlittlestars.com

  • Self-motivation
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Time management

  • GCSE maths and English or equivalent at a level 1 (grade 3) preferred.
  • Option for skills Bootcamp course to start accelerated apprenticeship at level 3 for the right candidate.

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Bright Little Stars will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

• Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

• Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator

• Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

• Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through Bright Little Stars' dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Dedicated

We have had the pleasure in supporting numerous Bright Little Stars team members to grow from strength to strength, both personally and professionally, changing roles and locations in order to meet personal and professional goals. You will be able to develop and grow your career at Bright Little Stars.

DBS is required

Our nursery has good access to motorways and other main routes and are close to local schools and amenities.

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