Responsibilities will include:
- Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests
- Provide play activities which encourage and promote children’s numeracy, literacy, and language development
- Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure, and valued
- Carries out observations and use these effectively to understand the changing needs of their individual key children and plan for the interests in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Carry out care routines such as nappy changing, toileting, hand washing and feeding routines with care, respect, and compassion
- Work in partnership with other professionals, parents, colleagues, and children to meet the individual needs of children
- Ensure the welfare, well-being and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
- Take an active role in seeking out Continuous Professional Development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
- Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
- Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their Trainer Assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviours
- Work in a non-discriminatory way to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities
Weekly Wage £129.
At the end of the apprenticeship you will be a highly trained Early Years Educator. Depending on the setting in which you work you could progress onto becoming a room leader or taking on additional specialisms such as Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator or the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers safer recruitment process.
- Time management skills
- Good communication skills
- Ability to meet strict deadlines
No entry qualification required although a previous Level 2 qualification and experience is preferred.
Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Acorn Academy 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
If successful, you will complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship programme, delivered through Acorn Academy's dedicated training provider, Realise.