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Early Years Apprenticeship - Childcare Level 2, leicester

  • Hunny Bear Day Nursery
  • Leicester, Leicestershire
  • £6.40 per hour

New year new opportunity? Always wanted to work with children? We are looking for a L2 Apprentice to work in an outstanding, friendly nursery, encouraging children's mental and physical development. Benefits include employee of the month, up to 50% off childcare for full time staff and wellbeing sessions. Full uniform is provided.

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  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Hunny Bear Day Nursery


Your main role as a Level 2 Apprentice in Hunny Bear Day Nursery is to contribute towards a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children placed in the nursery.

During your apprenticeship you will be expected to:

  • Take part in time tabling and encouraging all areas of age development, ensuring variety and appropriateness of activities in your area in conjunction with other staff.
  • Encourage physical development and wellbeing at all times.
  • Be aware of age related needs, prepare toys, activities and equipment for that age group to reach their full potential.
  • Give comfort and care at all times. Children to feel welcome and safe
  • To keep a up to date records of achievement files on your key children to inform your practice and the children’s parents.
  • Work alongside parents with children with different needs to give full integration in the nursery.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • To attend ALL out of work hours activities, e.g. monthly staff meeting, parents evening, summer fates, Christmas party, etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the nursery is fulfilled.
  • Recording accidents and incidents
  • To ensure that the welfare of the children is paramount and all safe guarding policies are adhered to.
    • To make the necessary steps to ensure the management of children's behaviour. To maintain self-control when dealing with difficult or disruptive children. To support a program of behaviour management. To praise good behavior.
    • To participate in any Training and Development to ensure that best practice can be implemented within the nursery.
    • To report any Health and Safety hazards to the Nursery Officer in Charge/Management team

    If you have a level 2 Early years qualification already we would love to hear from you as we can support you through your level 3 early years educator apprenticeship with a salary of £10,122 - £23,712 (dependant on age and previous experience).

    For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 249122)

    Company website : https://www.hunny-nurseries.co.uk/nurseries/hunny-bear/

    • Caring person
    • Positive
    • Able to communicate well with others
    • Team worker
    • kind
    • Approachable
    • Willing to work with parents and carers
    • Aware of child protection and safeguarding

    Some experience of working with children preferred.

    Maths and English GCSE or functional skills at level 1 or grade 3 GCSE. However, we will support you to achieve these if not possessed already.

    Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Hunny Bear 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 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 Hunny Bear 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 about working in early years
    • Enthusiastic
    • Willing to learn new skills
    • Empathy
    • Imaginative
    • Patience
    • Remaining calm in stressful situations.

    Progression from level 2 to level 3. We will support you in doing level 3 and then room leader and management opportunities.

    If you already hold a level 2 early years qualification please do get in touch as we have opportunities to complete your Level 3 early years educator. We are currently offering a £500/£1000 incentive for level 3 apprentices upon completion of their apprenticeship.

    Car park at the setting and on bus routes.

    Enhanced DBS required for role.

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