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Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 - Hawthorn, Lichfield

  • Family First - Footsteps Day Nursery - Hawthorns
  • Lichfield , Staffordshire
  • £8.60 per hour

Are you looking to develop 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, uniform and lunch provided, plus other excellent benefits.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £8.60 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years educator (ST0135)
  • Employer
    Family First - Footsteps Day Nursery - Hawthorns


The Footsteps Nursery and Pre-School Hawthorn 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*:

Competitive Salary – Up to £11.44 an hour dependant on age and experience

  • 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.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 250734)

Company website : https://footstepsnurseries.co.uk/nurseries/fazeley-day-nursery-preschool

  • 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
  • Option for skills Bootcamp course to start accelerated apprenticeship at level 3 for the right candidate.
  • 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. Footsteps nursery Hawthorn 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 Footsteps Nursery and Pre-School 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 with children and able to use initiative.
  • Calm approachable nature

You will be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us.

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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