The role of the Early Years Apprentice is to ensure all children receive outstanding quality care and educational opportunities. Meeting the children's individual needs, creating an enriched learning environment and working alongside the Nursery Leadership Team to implement and promote the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Seymour House Nurseries are rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, which means you'll be working and learning in a nursery that consistently delivers high quality care and education for young children.
You'll also receive an excellent apprenticeship salary of between £16,015 - £18,533 (depending on your age), and your course will be fully funded, which makes this a fantastic way to earn and learn, while doing something that you love.
To become a Childcare Apprentice, you do not need any prior experience, but you will need GCSE English and Maths at grade C (Level 4) or above. You'll also need to be at least 18 years old, keen to learn, a good communicator, adaptable and willing to have lots of fun!
There are many benefits to becoming a Childcare Apprentice at Seymour House. Here's just a few:
Teacher Training - a fully funded one year course to qualify as an Early Years Educator
Discounted gym membership
28 days holiday increasing to 31 days
Swap Shop, swap with someone at another nursery for a week or two to enhance your experience
Charity events and social evenings
Whilst you are gaining hands on experience in a high quality childcare setting you will be working towards recognised childcare qualifications.
Childcare and Education
Ensuring that the children's individual needs are identified and met. You will be expected to promote positive relationships between the children and will be expected to develop friendly and professional relationships with parents and carers.
You will also be expected to be a positive, practical role model for the children, whilst supervising and supporting them at all times. You will ensure that the children are kept safe and that you fully understand and follow Safeguarding Procedures.
Your duties will be dependent on your level of qualification but they will also include a wide range of interactive tasks, including setting up activities for the children, reading stories, playing games, helping at meal times, assisting with nappy changing and toileting and any other duties as necessary, along with joining in with play and creative activities, as this will be an important part of the role.
Health and Safety
You will adhere to all health and safety policy and procedures and be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures.
Early years education plays a crucial role in child development. So, by becoming a Childcare Apprentice, you'll have the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of children and their families. If this sounds exciting, we'd love to receive your application to become a Childcare Apprentice with us at Seymour House.
At Seymour House, you will be working towards an Early Years educator Level 3 apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months.
Please note this is an 18+ position.