The Kings Road Nursery

Nursery Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Kings Road Nursery (Employer)

Hawk Management (UK) Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,206.40
40.0 hours per week Either 7.30am-4.30pm, 8am-5pm, 8.30am-5.30pm or 9am-6pm, with one hour lunch, Monday to Friday
13 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
31 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To offer children a safe, secure, caring and supportive environment, providing opportunities to foster their growth and development within the Nursery, ensuring that their physical, social, emotional, educational and play needs are met.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist for the planning, development and delivery of themes within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), ensuring all learning interests and individual needs of the children are met, extending them where necessary.
  • To assist for organising the environment inside and outside to ensure resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children within the group, whilst making sure the resources and equipment are set out in a purposeful, stimulating and safe way, rich in learning opportunities.
  • To clear away activities, toys and equipment once finished with, encouraging children to help, making sure all is put away correctly.
  • To be a positive role model to other staff and children in respecting the Nursery’s environment and resources.
  • To meet the physical needs of the children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst helping children develop independence and self-help skills in toileting, dressing and feeding.
  • To assist and evaluate children’s learning through a range of assessment, observation and monitoring strategies, ensuring progress records are maintained.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To assist with meal and snack times and to ensure children's dietary requirements are catered for.
  • To assist in the promotion of parental involvement ensuring you develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication channels with parents/ carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs and to provide constructive feedback on children’s progress/ achievement.
  • To work alongside the Nursery Managers and Room Leaders to ensure the Nursery’s philosophies are fulfilled.
  • To advise the Nursery Managers and Room Leaders of any concerns in relation to the children, parents, and the safety of the environment.
  • To develop your role with the team.
  • To support all staff and engage in cohesive, positive working practices.
  • To ensure confidentiality is upheld at all times in relation to information regarding the children, their families, and other staff members.
  • To be familiar with and adhere to the Nursery’s policies and procedures at all times.
  • To adhere to and work in line with the Nursery’s values, contributing to the success of the Nursery’s vision.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Nursery, sharing in any other duties and responsibilities such as cleaning equipment,
    preparing snacks, domestic tasks etc. as required from time to time, that will assist in the day-to-day running of the Nursery.

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

Training
Will be involved in in-house training throughout apprenticeship, and external training once qualified.

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:
1. Health, Safety & Wellbeing
2. 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 or equivalents in English and Maths).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Early Years Educator level 3 programme

Skills Required

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Knowledge of child development, Time management skills., Excellent interpersonal skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C / 4- 9 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C / 4- 9 or equivalent) Essential
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