Early Years Educator Apprentice - Level 3 childcare in Plaistow, Newham

  • Smarty Pants Day Nursery
  • London, Greater London
  • £5.50 per hour

Do you already have a level 2 qualification in Early Years and looking to progress onto a level 3? Smarty Pants nursery have the opportunity for you. They enable children to express their own imaginations to become confident young people. You will plan and lead activities and play opportunities. Apply now!

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £5.50 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    17 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years educator (ST0135)
  • Employer
    Smarty Pants Day Nursery


Smarty Pants nursery encourage parent and carer engagement through various stay and play opportunities. They also encouraging colleague engagement through staff outings to build a supportive environment.

They are looking for an individual who has either already completed their Level 2 qualification in a nursery/early years environment or has previous worked within a nursery/early years environment and would like to continue training and learning within this sector.

What you will be doing

  • Be a reliable member of the team working cooperatively and with flexibility
  • Attend in and out of work hours activities such as staff meetings, open days etc
  • Taking part in organisation activities such as, parents Christmas crafts, world book day etc
  • Support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences, assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team
  • Support children’s learning and development in circumstances where children are learning English as an additional language from a variety of cultures
  • Promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Plan and lead activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes which include the learning and development areas of current early education curriculum requirements
  • Ensure plans fully reflect the stage of development, individual needs and circumstances of children
  • Provide learning experiences, environments and opportunities appropriate to the age, stage and needs of individual and groups of children
  • Encourage children’s participation, ensuring a balance between adult-led and child-initiated activities
  • Engage in effective strategies to develop and extend children’s learning and thinking, including sustained shared thinking
  • Support and promote children’s speech, language and communication development
  • Plan and provide activities to meet additional needs, working in partnership with parents and/or carers and other professionals, where appropriate
  • Carry out and record observational assessment accurately
  • Identify the needs, interests and stages of development of individual children
  • Make use of formative and summative assessment, tracking children’s progress to plan next steps and shape learning opportunities
  • Discuss children’s progress and plan next stages in their learning with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers
  • Communicate effectively in English in writing and verbally. For example, in the recording of administration of medicine, completing children’s observational assessments and communicating with parents and other professionals
  • Plan and carry out physical care routines suitable to the age, stage and needs of the child
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for example by encouraging babies and young children to consume healthy and balanced meals, snacks and drinks appropriate for their age and be physically active through planned and spontaneous activity through the day
  • Undertake tasks to ensure the prevention and control of infection for example hand washing, food preparation and hygiene, dealing with spillages safely, safe disposal of waste and using correct personal protective equipment
  • Carry out risk assessment and risk management in line with policies and procedures
  • Identify and act upon own responsibilities in relation to health and safety, security, confidentiality of information, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and other professionals to meet the needs of babies and children and enable them to progress
  • Work in partnership with parents and/or carers to help them recognise and value the significant contributions they make to the child’s health, well-being, learning and development

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 242559)

Company website : https://www.daynurseries.co.uk/daynursery.cfm/searchazref/50001010SMAB

  • Good Communication
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • To work as part of a team
  • Reliable

  • GCSE Grade C in maths and English is preferable
  • Level 2 qualification in childcare or early years

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Smarty Pants Day Nursery 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 Smarty Pants Day Nursery’s 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.

  • Caring and compassionate person
  • Polite and well-mannered approach
  • Passionate about working with children
  • Positive work ethic
  • Enthusiastic when participating in activities

  • Full time position available with progress route into management for the right person
  • Successful DBS is required to start this role

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