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Early Years Practitioner Lead Apprentice

Northend House, Northend Road, Stalybridge, SK15 3AZ
£172.00 per week
Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Support babies and young children through a range of transitions e.g. moving onto school; recognise when a child is in danger, at risk of serious harm or abuse; types of abuse including domestic, neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse
    Identify risks and hazards in the work setting and during off site visits; demonstrate skills and understanding for the prevention and control of infection; using correct ppe
  • Communicate with all children in ways that will be understood, including verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Work with colleagues to identify and plan enabling environments, activities (both indoors and outdoors), play opportunities and educational programmes to support children's holistic development
  • Support children's early interest and development in mark making, writing, reading and being read to; support children's interest and development in mathematical learning including numbers, number patterns, counting, sorting and matching
  • Use feedback, mentoring and/or supervision to identify and support areas for development; work co-operatively with colleagues, other professionals and agencies to meet the needs of babies and young children and enable them to progress
  • Work alongside parents and/or carers and recognise their role in the baby's/child's health, well-being, learning and development; encourage parents and/or carers to take an active role in the baby's/child's care, play, learning and development; demonstrate how to share information with parents/carers about the importance of healthy balanced diets and being physically active
  • To develop a welcoming and family friendly environment and strive at all times for high standards of care and education of children in accordance with EYFS
  • To attend regular staff meetings and training as required and to reflect on daily practice in order to inform planning especially for key children
  • To work alongside other colleagues to plan and prepare activities which are challenging and enjoyable and which meet the individual needs of the children
  • To manage children's behaviour in a positive way and in line with our policy and ensure that observations are recorded regularly on our online learning journal platform
  • To ensure that the preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the setting and its resources are carried out according to the Policies and Procedures and risk assessments
  • To supervise mealtimes and carry out laundry duties as requested
  • To complete accident, incident and risk assessment records in a timely manner
  • To participate in parents' consultations, open days, fundraising and outings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Friendly and personable manner
  • Experience of looking after young children (eg babysitting)
  • Good maths and English skills

(We value reliability, punctuality, a hardworking attitude and all round loveliness!)

Personal qualities

  • Reliable & punctual
  • Hardworking & keen to learn
  • Well-mannered and confident
  • Clean and smart appearance
  • Outgoing and personable

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 GCSE including maths and English at grade 3/D or above
  • You may also have completed a full time course at Level 1 or 2 in College

Future prospects

  • Continued employment may be offered to the successful candidate after they complete their apprenticeship, as well as possible progression onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Your weekly hours may change to ensure the nursery meets it's required adult : child ratio
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