You will be involved in supervising children playtime, engaging children in learning and play activities. This will be an important part of your role as this will show your confidence and ability to work with young children.
You will learn how to interact with young children throughout all the activities that you take part in, which will help you enjoy your progression through your apprenticeship.
Throughout each day you learn and take part in how to keep records, as well as working with a friendly and supportive team, that maintains high standards of care and smooth running of the setting.
You will learn how to work with an efficient team and how to maintain a positive professional relationship.
You will be supervised and mentored by a qualified member of staff, who will show you all the policies and procedures required for this position, including Health and Safety in the workplace and how to work using the Early Years Statutory Standard (EYFSY).
You will learn how to support and be involved in children’s snack/lunch times and learn how to provide/prepare healthy meals and promote healthy eating, and be involved in the cleaning up.
You will be required to make sure that all areas are tidy and clean at the end of the day, in preparation for the following day and be involved in creating inspiring learning environments.
Continuation of employment and training.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to engage with the children. This position would suit someone who has some creative skills, they can use in creating exciting learning spaces and displays.
You must be someone that is passionate about childcare and development, enjoy spending time outside in all weathers, and enjoy wearing a pair of welly boots. This role would suit someone who is happy being active, and doesn’t mind getting a bit messy.
GCSE grades C (4) or above in maths and English is an advantage but not essential.
This will be assessed at the start of the qualification.
Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.