Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Lutley Care Limited (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed
18 months (duration)
10 May 2021(start date)
Early Years Educator (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional Child Care Assistant to work in our thriving day care setting. Joining our dedicated and experienced team.


What is the Apprentice overall responsible for?

  • To care for and supervise the group of children assigned to them
  • To ensure their safety at all times
  • To take an interest in the children and their families, to treat them as individuals and with respect at all times
  • To create an interesting and stimulating environment for the child to develop all their skills
  • To provide at all times a warm and caring environment for babies and to be as consistent as possible regarding that environment
  • To provide support for any children with special needs and to liaise with senior members of staff to promote their welfare and development
  • To ensure positive management of children’s behaviour
  • To carry out housekeeping duties as appropriate
  • To ensure the ethos, implementation and legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • To ensure an adherence to the health and safety policy relating to the provision of play
  • To support senior members of staff to ensure put appropriate Child Protection procedures into practice
  • To ensure that all information pertaining to the nursery, its operation, children, staff and parents remains confidential
  • To support all co-ordinators eg, SENCO and equal opportunities in their duties.
  • To go about your duties with a positive and enthusiastic attitude - to be organised, efficient, confident, hardworking and conscientious
  • To promote at all times good relations between staff members, parents and children, and at all times promote the good name and ethos of The nursery
  • To be flexible and adaptable, to assist in all areas of nursery work and to provide support for other members of staff
  • To assist in the keeping of development records and observations, and accident, incident and risk assessment records as appropriate
  • To be able to think and act quickly in a stressful or emergency situation, and to be aware of the correct procedures
  • To attend staff meetings and training courses as directed by senior managers.
  • To work as part of that team and contribute positively to the staff team. To provide a role model of good practice to other members of staff
  • To cover any other staff responsibilities as appropriate at the request of the Manager, particularly taking into account that unforeseen situations can occur when looking after children, and that the child's care and welfare is paramount at all times

Future Prospects

  • Upon successful completion of this Apprenticeship programme you will be a fully qualified nursery practitioner

Skills Required

  • A basic understanding of children's development, their needs and the provision of positive play
  • A commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • An awareness of health and safety issues relating to the provision of play
  • An ability to carry out light physical duties to include lifting babies and children, housekeeping tasks and setting up the learning environment
  • An ability to communicate effectively with parents and build a relationship of trust with them
  • To possess a reasonable standard of literacy and the ability to write reports as appropriate
  • To possess a level of fitness to enable the lifting and handling of children and some equipment, the execution of light housekeeping duties and the ability to use a variety of cleaning products and personal protective equipment

Qualities Required

  • A willingness to gain relevant qualifications, if appropriate
  • An ability to work on own initiative
  • A willingness to learn the policies and procedures of The nursery and to abide by the staff rules
  • A willingness to adhere to the The nursery dress code
  • A willingness to work as part of and contribute positively to the staff team
  • A willingness to attend staff meetings, training courses and nursery parent's evenings as appropriate
  • A commitment to attend regular out of hours training sessions as directed by course tutors in order to complete Level 3 Childcare Qualification

Qualifications Required

  • To demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English
  • Level 2 in Childcare in required

Training Provided

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.
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