Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship

16, Antony Road, Torpoint, PL11 2JW
£163.40 per week
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher

Job Details

The role will include, but may not be limited to:

Support for Children
  • Foster a homely setting where young children feel safe, secure and grow in confidence
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting
  • Children explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, opportunities for encouraging shared thoughts, ideas and feelings are used through a variety of activities in art

Support the Staff Team
  • Prepare the nursery as directed for sessions and clear afterwards and assist with display of pupils work
  • Be aware of children's progress/achievements/problems and report to other staff members as agreed
  • Support the staff team in managing children's behaviour, reporting any difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather and report information from/to parents/carers as directed

Support the Nursery
  • Be aware of and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
  • Ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Quick learner who has the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate at different levels with children, parents, colleagues and other professionals
  • Able to work both as a team and independently
  • Interested in the growth and development stages of a child's life

Personal qualities

  • Polite, caring and friendly
  • Professional manner
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Flexibility in order to support administrative tasks
  • Be able to form positive relationships and develop respect for others
  • Enable others/children to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings

Desired qualifications

  • You will be willing to complete and undertake the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 standard
  • Good GCSE Grades A-D/9-3 in English and maths or equivalent will be an advantage

Future prospects

As an experienced nursery worker you could specialise in working with children who have difficulties with learning, physical disabilities, or need support with their mental health

With a Level 2Early Years practitioner qualification you could progress to room leader, senior nursery worker or centre manager. You could also study towards a higher education qualification in early years or child development. You could then move into management or early years teaching

Career options include Montessori teachers, special educational needs teacher, health play specialist or perhaps a nursery manager

Earnings start at approximately, £14,000, as a qualified Health care specialist you could earn £30,000 or you could go into teaching and earn between 24,000 upto headteacher salary of £117,000

You can find more information on Future careers by visiting https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Things to consider

In April 2021, the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices rose to £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. If you want any advice on your pay, you can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage. Otherwise, all learners come under your normal terms of employment ranging from holidays, to sick pay and disciplinary procedures

If you are unsure about applying or have any questions, please feel free to give the team a call on 01752 202269

Here are some helpful interview tips: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/interview-advice

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