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Early Years Apprenticeship - Childcare Level 2, Cippenham Slough

  • Be Happy Day Childcare
  • Cippenham, Slough
  • £Competitive

Be Happy Preschool in Cippenham is looking for a dedicated apprentice to progress their career in their professional friendly setting. Supported by a qualified early years educator, you will interact and work with the children on a day to day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of play activities and undertaking key person responsibilities. Salary up to £7.49 based on age and experience.

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  • Wages
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    17 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years practitioner (ST0888)
  • Employer
    Be Happy Day Childcare


The team at Be Happy Preschool Cippenham in Slough have a great opportunity to join the team as an Early Years Apprentice. This role is full time, all year round, 8am to 5:30pm and you will be based in the baby and toddler room.

As part of your role you will;

  • 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 role in seeking out continuous professional development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • 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
  • 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

Your trainer assessor will meet with you regularly to provide teaching, learning and feedback from assessments completed. To support your progress you will be required to complete a reflective journal of the learning you have undertaken and discuss this with your trainer assessor.

On additional specialisms such as special educational needs co-ordinator or the designated safeguarding lead.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 249121)

Company website : https://www.behappypreschool.co.uk/be-happy-day-nursery-burnham

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

For level 3 must have a level 2 childcare qualification or 6 months experience of working in an early years setting with children

  • We will also consider strong candidates for a level 2 apprenticeship without the above.

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Be Happy Preschool 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 Be Happy 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.

  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Dedicated

At the end of the apprenticeship you will be a highly trained early years educator. Depending on the setting in which you work you could progress onto becoming a room leader or taking on additional specialisms such as special educational needs co-ordinator or the designated safeguarding lead

  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced dbs check as part of the employers safer recruitment process
  • 20 Days paid holiday
  • Car park available

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