Early Years Educator Apprentice - Plymouth

  • Happy Days Nursery & Preschool
  • Brest Rd, Plymouth , Plymouth
  • £8.60 per hour

A great opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to join the team at Happy Days Nursery & Preschool, Derriford, Plymouth and undertake their Level 3 qualification in Early Years. We are looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm for providing quality childcare, to support the learning and development of children by delivering outstanding childcare to every child.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    245337
  • Wages
    £8.60 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    18/01/2024
  • Start Date
    14/05/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    12

  • Location
    Brest Rd, Plymouth
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years educator (ST0135)
  • Employer
    Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

Description

Do you have the enthusiasm and passion for working in childcare, whilst gaining a DfE recognised Early Years qualification?

Are you looking for a role whereby you will be mentored and supported along the way?

Would you like to be part of our team creating a safe and stimulating environment for our children, in line with the EYFS and Happy Days ethos?

If you answered yes to the above 3 questions then you are one step closer to joining the Happy Days family..

Our teams, whether in our nurseries or our support centre SHINE, they ensure we are delivering outstanding childcare to every child in our settings everyday, this helps to make Happy Days a great place to work. By ensuring we are always recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues, who are representative of the communities within which our nurseries sits gives us the best opportunity to continue to deliver outstanding childcare.

Please find below the duties and expectations of an early years educator apprentice:

  • Ensure the welfare and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Support the planning and delivery of purposeful play activities in line with the early years foundation stage
  • Work with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure children’s individual needs are met
  • Support the children to understand healthy life choices through engaging play activities
  • Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure and valued
  • Carry 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
  • Take an active role in seeking out continuous professional development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Communication and knowledge of child development to engage with children and support those requiring additional support
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Carry out respectful care routines such as feeding, nappy changing and dental care
  • 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
  • Support children’s numeracy, literacy and language through a range of play activities and opportunities

We can offer you

Additional leave - paid Christmas closedown

20 days annual leave

Childcare Employee discount - 50% off

Flexible working - full time and part-time available

Free on-site Parking

Health & wellbeing programme

Are you:

  • Committed to entering a career in childcare and completing the qualifications needed to achieve this?
  • Able to interact with young children and have an understanding of child development?
  • Confident to ask for help and guidance, listen to instruction and carry out requests with regards to all aspects of the nursery?
  • Able to communicate with a wide range of people, including colleagues and parents?
If you are hardworking, self-disciplined in appearance and manner, have a friendly nature with a positive outlook we would like to hear from you

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 245337)

Company website : https://happydaysnurseries.com/

Good comprehension of written and verbal English.
  • GCSE's in Maths and English at grade 3/D and above or alternative Level 1 in Functional Skills.
  • 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. Happy Days 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 Happy Days Nurseries 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.

We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

Confidence, hard-working, caring, compassionate, wishing to develop a career in early years.
Guaranteed employment at the end of qualification.

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