Big Discoveries Ltd

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner - Advanced (Level 3)

Big Discoveries Ltd (Employer)

Fareham College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,754.20
35.0 hours per week Days: 5 days within opening hours 7.30-17.30. Monday 12-16.00, Tuesday 7.30-13.00, Wednesday 7.30-17.00 Thursday 12-17.00 Friday 12-16.00 These may be subject to alteration depending on the needs of the nursery.
18 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Early years educator (apprenticeship standard)
26 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We offer a child-centred approach to learning, with scope for staff to develop and progress. You will join a team who are passionate about giving young children the best start and will provide an assortment of learning opportunities to support their development. You will be required to start a Level 3 Diploma whilst working.


What will the apprentice be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join our setting in Portchester. You will be required to start a Level 3 Diploma whilst working. Study time will be provided,

The key areas of responsibilities are;

* Caring for and providing a stimulating learning environment for children.

* Effectively communicating with parents, carers, staff and other professionals.

* Engaging in reflective practice and implementing new effective strategies for teaching and learning.

* Is aware and implements strategies to safeguard all children in their care.

* Ability to independently manage observation, assessment and planning cycle for children.

Big Discoveries are committed to children’s wellbeing and safeguarding. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check and two suitable references.

*We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and successful appointment to this role will depend on the results of relevant checks* 
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What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Qualification/s to be obtained: 
 Early Years Educator Level 3 & a First Aid Qualification
Delivery method:  
The training will be delivered by Business Plus at Fareham College, an Ofsted Outstanding College. Your training will be delivered Day Release, and you will attend Fareham College. The schedule of this day release is to be confirmed. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the Nursery circumstances there is potential for a position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Reality Check

Applicants must be willing to play/ teach indoors and outdoors in all weathers. COVID-19 considerations: additional cleaning measures

Skills Required

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
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