Key Steps Day Nurseries Limited

Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Key Steps Day Nurseries Limited (Employer)

Hawk Management (UK) Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,532.00
40.0 hours per week 40 hours per week, shift pattern over 4 days - Monday to Friday.
13 months (duration)
22 August 2022(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
9 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice, you will support the nursery team in creating an inclusive environment in which all children’s individual needs are met whilst ensuring that exceptional quality childcare is provided to all. Overall, you will be part of a team that goes above and beyond to support not only the children but each other.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice, you will support the nursery team in creating an inclusive environment in which all children’s individual needs are met whilst ensuring that exceptional quality childcare is provided to all.  

As an Apprentice you will support your team to observe, plan and evaluate development experiences for key children; at times keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents.

You will learn and implement pedagogy knowledge throughout your practice and be a role model to others.

Adhere to legislative and Company requirements in relation to safeguarding and health and safety.

Overall, you will be part of a team that goes above and beyond to support not only the children but each other.

Full Description
Childcare and Education:

  • To ensure that safeguarding procedures are followed in line with the local authority and nursery procedures.
  • Act as a role model for the Early Years, following, exceeding and implementing the EYFS at all times.
  • Understand and engage with any requirements outlined by Ofsted and work with the Head of room to further develop the room.
  • To be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities, whilst building relationships with your key children and their families.
  • To observe, plan and evaluate development experiences for key children, keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents.
  • Support the Head of room to ensure that all activities are fully embedded into the room; take on responsibility, or shared responsibility, for key developments or additional projects in the nursery.
  • Maintain and implement pedagogy knowledge throughout your practice and be a role model for colleagues within the nursery.
  • Ensure that settling in sessions and transitions are well managed for all children and parents with accurate and timely communication to parents, carers, and colleagues.
  • Respond to parent queries or requests in a polite and professional manner, seeking help or signposting parents to the correct person within the nursery as appropriate.

Health and Safety:

  • Adhere to legislative and Company requirements in relation to health and safety.
  • Proactively manage risk in the nursery and role model safe working practices.

Staff:

  • Observe best practice and legislative requirements from the Equality Act when working with team members.
  • Support with new staff induction into the room.
  • Take responsibility for staff members covering in the room to ensure consistency of care.
  • Support the Nursery Team to ensure that ratios are always met.
    Marketing and Customer Care:
  • Support the Nursery Team in achieving occupancy targets through helping with company events and marketing initiatives.
  • Support with show rounds for prospective parents by presenting an appropriate image of the nursery during show rounds and engaging positively with prospective parents whom you meet.

General:

  • To take good care and responsibility for equipment and furniture in the room, ensuring that issues are raised appropriately.
  • Always maintain a positive attitude with children, parents, visitors and colleagues.
  • Take responsibility for supplies being available as required.
  • Attend regular staff meetings, planning meetings and undertake training when required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training

  • We offer online training using short courses.
  • First Aid training where needed.
  • Food hygiene training where needed.

Apprenticeship Programme: Early Years Practitioners
Level: 2
Duration: 12 months
Course Type: Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your workplace.

What will be achieved?

  • Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if no prior exemption)

What will be involved at level 2?
The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship is made up of several components which develop the practitioner’s knowledge, skills and behaviour.

The programme is spread across 12 months and covers 11 units across 2 themes

Following enrolment and induction, programme units are grouped into 2 themes which complement each other. These are:

  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Children’s Learning & Development

As part of government policy to raise the quality of an apprentice’s learning, a ‘20% off the job learning’ policy applies to apprenticeships. Off-the-job training can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.

Functional Skills:
Apprentices also work towards a Level 1 or 2 qualification in English and maths in the first half of the programme if they have no prior exemption (GCSE’s A – C / 4 - 9 or equivalents in English and Maths).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have completed the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship you can progress onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship to develop further.

Reality Check

Company benefits 28 days holiday, Paid time off for Christmas Free training Discounted childcare uniform

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - E / 5 - 9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - E / 5 - 9) Essential
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