Early Years Apprentice

Recruiter
Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries
Location
Gerrards Cross
Salary
10004.00 GBP Annual
Posted
15 Sep 2020
Closes
13 Oct 2020
Sector
Charity
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
Early Years Apprentice - Chalfont St Peter
?? Hours: 40 hours/week (Full Time)
?? Salary: GBP10,004
?? Qualification: At least a Grade C (4/5) in GCSE English & Maths or L2 Functional Skills
?? Location: Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery, 29 High St, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9QE

Working at our Chalfont Nursery:
Our Nursery in Chalfont St Peter is situated in the heart of the village, located in a newly renovated building. The nursery has been designed especially to provide beautiful rooms, fantastic resources, exciting gardens, all ensuring children flourish and leave fully prepared for their adventure ahead.
?? Capacity: 68 place Nursery (3 months to 4 years)
?? Rooms: 1 x Baby Room, 1 xToddler Room and 1 x Pre-school
?? Opening Times: 7.30am-6.30pm

Covid-19 Update:
We are recruiting despite the difficulties the childcare sector is facing due to Covid-19. At Hungry Caterpillars, we are keen to hear from you if you feel you are right for this role.We will be reviewing all applications we receive and offering interviews over telephone and Zoom for successful candidates.
We have been open all throughout lockdown to support the families of Key Workers and vulnerable families. In all our nurseries, we are following government guidelines and have extensive Covid-19 policies and procedures in place with PPE available when required and have taken various measures ensure to ensure our teams' safety is maintained with PPE available on request.
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Purpose of the job: To be trained to carry out the same post as level 2/3 practitioner and work as part of the team under the direction of the management team. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.
Job Description:
Apply today for our Early Years Apprenticeship and join the Hungry Caterpillar Team.This is a fabulous opportunity to 'earn whilst you learn' and gain a valid qualification and experience working alongside our qualified team in a busy bustling nursery environment.
Why become an Apprentice with Hungry Caterpillars?
At the end of your training you will have a Level 2 or 3 qualifications, have gained valuable experience in your chosen career and have the opportunity to secure a permanent role in early years.During your training you will have access to our training portal with over 100 courses, five fully paid training days year and the support of your assessor and mentor.
Safeguarding Requirements: Hungry Caterpillars is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.
Essential Criteria:
?? Willingness to learn and gain a level 3 qualification , attend college / assessment visits and complete all set assignments within in the timeframe required.
?? Willingness to work with and support the team under guidance from the senior staff.
?? Good communication skills and able to build positive relationships with staff and children.
?? An understanding of play based approaches to children's learning and development.
?? Commitment to equal opportunities and keeping children safe.
?? Friendly and flexible approach at work, which facilitates the needs of the children and development of effective relationships.
Desirable Criteria:
?? Willingness to undertake further training.
?? Some experience of working with young children.
?? Current First Aid at Work qualification.

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Team Benefits & Rewards:
At the heart of Hungry Caterpillars is our incredible team who we value and offer:
?? A competitive salary package with performance related reviews
?? 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
?? Your birthday off work, fully paid, to relax!
?? NUS Apprentice Card - discount at 100s of shops and restaurants!
?? Annual attendance reward with additional days holiday for great attendance
?? Staff pension with a company contribution going into your pot
?? 50% off of childcare fees from day one
?? Free staff Uniform
?? Bupa Health Care package
?? 'The Caterpillar Academy' - Five, fully paid, company training days each year
?? 'Future & Developing Leader Program' - year long training course for future leaders
?? On line training portal with over 100 courses for your development
?? Fantastic opportunities for career progression with internal promotions supported
?? 'Superstar Awards Day' held annually to celebrate individual and team achievements
?? More time with the children - online tracking system & planning in the moment
?? Refer a friend bonus of GBP250

Career Progression:
At Hungry Caterpillars, we have always had a strong commitment to training and developing our team. Through 'The Caterpillar Academy' our team can continually develop and improve their skills through five, fully paid annual training days.
In 2019, we launched our Future and Developing Leadership Programme. This bespoke yearlong programme, was designed especially by our director Olivia. It is open to team members of all levels who want to develop their leadership skills to enable them to progress in their career.
Read more about it here:
In addition, we offer a wealth of additional training and development opportunities such as forest school training, an online training portal, professional conferences and networks as well as access to external training.
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact our Head Office on .
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a full DBS (Disclosure Barring Scheme). Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders, which have been made against them...... click apply for full job details

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