Early Years Practitioner Apprentice L2 -Old School House

  • Family First - The Old Schoolhouse Kindergarten
  • Stanway, Essex
  • £7.49 per hour

Are you looking to start your career within childcare? Come and join our fun and dynamic team! Develop your early years career with this fantastic opportunity in a growing, ambitious company, providing care, education and compliance for children to the highest standard. Competitive salary plus uniform and lunch provided, plus other excellent benefits.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    245368
  • Wages
    £7.49 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    19/01/2024
  • Start Date
    04/03/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
    Stanway
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years practitioner (ST0888)
  • Employer
    Family First - The Old Schoolhouse Kindergarten

Description

The Old Schoolhouse Kindergarten are delighted to have an opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team. As an Early Years Apprentice you will be trained on the job to give you a true representation of what it is like to work in a day nursery. You will be allocated a buddy who you will work alongside, and you will work towards undertaking the role of a key person. Within the role of Apprentice, you will attend training days with our training provider and the other days will be based at your allocated nursery.

During your apprenticeship you will be required to;

  • To assist team members in providing the highest standard of compliance, care and education for children, and effectively manage daily operations of the nursery, including positive partnerships with staff and parents.
  • To contribute ideas to planning ensuring children receive high quality of learning and development.
  • To liaise with nursery staff regarding children’s specific needs and requirements.
  • To maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment.
  • To adhere to all Nursery policies and procedures
  • To always meet health and safety and environmental health requirements

You will work closely with your buddy to support the development of good practice with regards to inclusion. You will also observe, assess and plan interesting, stimulating, and challenging activities which links to the individual learning, development needs and abilities of the children in your care.

Rewards and Benefits*:

  • Annual leave starts at 24 days on top of a paid birthday day off and public bank holidays.
  • £100 bonus on completion of Level 2 childcare qualification and at least £500 yearly salary increase.
  • £250 bonus on completion of Level 3 childcare qualification and at least £750 yearly salary increase.
  • Annual pay review to ensure competitive salary.
  • Team fun days and award events to thank and celebrate our wonderful teams.
  • Up to £500 bonus for referrals of friends and family for company vacancies, depending on position.
  • Bike to work scheme and one-off contribution of £50 to help you buy a bike for work commute and the remaining amount can be repaid through a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Lunch provided
  • Uniform provided
  • Progression plans for all staff
  • Up to 5 days paid compassionate leave.
  • Generous childcare fee discount for staff
  • Employee assistance helpline offering confidential counselling and advisory service from qualified and trained experts 24/7, including face to face counselling sessions where needed.

*All perks are pro-rota for part time staff and subject to successful completion of probationary period. These perks may be subject to further conditions and can be withdrawn or reviewed at the discretion of the company.

Begin your Family First Nurseries journey today and apply now!

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 245368)

Company website : https://www.oldschoolhousekindergarten.co.uk/

  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Creative thinker
  • Passionate and reliable.

  • Knowledge of the statutory framework for the EYFS and regulatory requirements – Desirable
  • Level 2 Early Year qualification – Desirable for a Level 3 apprenticeship
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Essential
  • Passionate about learning and developing into a new role – Essential

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Family First 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 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

•Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

•Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification

•Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Family First’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.

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.

  • Passionate about working with children and able to use initiative.
  • Calm approachable nature
  • Able to use initiative

You will be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us. If you hold a Level 2 already we would still love to hear from you as we could deliver a Level 3 Early Year Educator Apprenticeship within this role.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working our nurseries. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process.

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