The Stephen Perse Foundation

Early Years Educator Apprentice

Employer:

The Stephen Perse Foundation

Training Provider:

CAMBRIDGE REGIONAL COLLEGE

Weekly wage £174.00 to £319.00
37.5 hours per week 5 days a week, 52 weeks 37.5 hours per week (3 full days either from 07:30am-17:00pm or 08:30am-18:00pm, 1 full day at college and 3.5 hours on the 5th day), however, on occasions, you may be required to work 40 hours per week.
duration: 18 months
start: 7 March 2020
Cambridge
Advanced(level 3)
Early years educator (apprenticeship standard)
5 March 2020 (application closing date)
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in the Early Years to work towards a Level 3 qualification which allows progression to becoming a qualified nursery worker. It involves supporting young children’s early learning and playing an integral role in providing play activities that enable them to explore and develop.

Responsibilities

The Role:

The role exists to provide support the nursery room leader and key workers in an important role caring for children and helping to maintain high quality, enabling environments. You will be assisting in promoting effective learning, appropriate achievement and the educational, social and personal progress of all Early Years pupils, consistent with the aims of the school and unique needs of each individual.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in the Early Years to work towards a level 3 qualification which allows progression to becoming a qualified nursery worker. It involves supporting young children’s early learning and playing an integral role in providing play activities that enable them to explore and develop.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Nursery Room Leader, support key workers in their responsibilities for key groups of children
  • Help contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive indoor and outdoor enabling environment for all children to develop and learn through play
  • Develop an understanding of the stages of young children’s learning and development and the benefits of maximising time spent learning outdoors
  • Contribute to planning and evaluation of high quality provision and stimulating activities which meet individual needs and next steps
  • Be reflective of practice and routines, working with the Nursery
  • Room Leader in tailoring them to meet developmental stages of each child throughout the day
  • To contribute to observations and assessments of individual children’s learning and development and share observations via pupils online learning journey
  • Help children develop effective learning characteristics to give them the tools they need for lifelong learning - confidence, resilience, self-motivation, enthusiasm, independence and curiosity about the world
  • Establish positive and effective relationships with staff, parents/carers
  • Embrace digital learning, seeking support to enhance your skill level as required
  • Participate fully in professional development activities to develop practice further, sharing the learning from these as appropriate

Future Prospects

The individual appointed would be a part of a dynamic team with a wide range of opportunities and career development. Training and support is offered on a regular basis as part of formal and informal CPD and is focused on student learning. In years to come there may be the opportunity to progress within the early years setting to Nursery Manager or the opportunity specialise i.e SENCO

Reality Check

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time and term time)
  • Salary sacrifice tech and cycle to work schemes
  • Season ticket loan/Discount on train travel
  • Lunch and refreshments provided

There is parking at Dame Bradbury’s but no parking on site at Salisbury’s Villas (however it is very close to Cambridge train station).

Skills Required

  • Have an interest in working with young children, supporting their early learning and providing play activities
  • Be prepared to continually develop own skills and knowledge ‘on the job’ and through agreed professional development
  • Portray a high level of professionalism at all times
  • An active listener and a good communicator with adults and children
  • Work well within a team environment and enjoy a fast pace to the working day and varied range of tasks

Qualities Required

  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Commitment to the ethos of the school
  • Creativity and ability to adapt quickly to changes
  • Dedication, enthusiasm and energy
  • Flexible and willing to help with various activities
  • To show a willing, positive and proactive attitude
  • To be nurturing, caring and have a genuine interest in each individual child’s wellbeing, development and early learning through soft play

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs, or equivalent grade 4/C and above, which includes maths and English

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Framework
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Attend college one day a week alongside workplace training.

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