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    Apprentice Childcare Practitioner – ALEXANDRA PRE-SCHOOL – OLDHAM OL4 1AH

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 3
    • Vacancy length: 13 Months

    Company Name: Alexandra Pre-School

    Company Address:
    14 Glodwick Road
    OL4 1BT

    Closing date: 15 Mar 2021

    Brief overview of the role: Apprenticeship are a great way to achieve your Level 2 or 3 Early years qualification as well as gaining fantastic work experience. During this apprenticeship, you will complete a range of different tasks such as activities with the children and making sure they’re safe.

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: Monday to Friday, covering the opening times of the setting – these will be discussed upon offer of apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 30

    Weekly wage: £124.50

    Expected duration: 13 months

    Possible start date: 18 Mar 2021

    Apprenticeship level: 2

    Reference number: VAC001669973

    Positions: 1 available

    Vacancy description

    Duties will include:

    • Contributing to the planning and implementation of a programme of educational activities suitable for children aged 0-5 years in conjunction with other staff, ensuring they meet the learning and development, assessment, safeguarding and welfare needs of the
      Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements
    • Undertaking a key worker role for individual children to ensure their individual needs are met
    • Undertaking regular observations and record their assessment for the children they have responsibility for as key person, and incorporate next steps into planning whilst ensuring to track their progress
    • Planning appropriate interventions for individuals or groups of children at risk of a delay in their development
    • Consulting with the children and involve them in the planning of activities
    • Regularly liaising with parents about aspects of their child’s progress and development as the key person on an ongoing basis
    • Communicating both verbally and in writing with parents and other professionals in relation to children’s development and progress through formative and summative assessments
    • Responsibility for completing the progress checks at 2,3 and 4 and related transition documentation for children in their group in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of practice
    • Working in partnership with parents to support the full integration of their children into the Preschool facility and through home learning packages
    • Preparing food for the children and facilitate meal and snack times,ensuring they are a pleasant social experience for the children
    • Working in line with the setting standards to develop good relationships with colleagues, children, parents and other visitors to the setting
    • Ensuring that within the confines of safeguarding that confidentiality is always maintained
    • Awareness of and support the implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures
    • Awareness of and support the implementation of Special Educational Needs and Disability policies and procedures and role they play in implementing these within the setting
    • Assisting the children in their personal care needs and hygiene throughout the day, including toileting, change and clean children when appropriate
    • Ensuring that all equipment is stored correctly and is safe, clean and appropriate for use, reporting any issues to the management
    • Contributing to the self-evaluation and planning process for the setting
    • Conducting day to day operational tasks on behalf of Room Leader in their absence including key holding responsibilities as required to ensure the smooth running of the business
    • Attending relevant meetings to support the development and progress of children for whom they are the key person
    • Supporting the vision and aims of the setting
    • Being the practitioner in the room on a day to day basis to ensure that routines and processes are followed, conflict resolution and support staff where appropriate in fulfilling their duties
    • Overseeing the indoor and outdoor risk assessments are completed and implemented by all staff in the room

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Genuine interest in working in a childcare environment
    • Able to take direction
    • Experience working with children
    • Work well within a team

    Personal qualities

    • Motivated and eager to learn new skills
    • Confident
    • Great personality
    • Fun
    • Good manners
    • Punctual
    • Able to use own initiative

    Desired qualifications

    • Ideally you will have GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4

    Future prospects

    • To progress and continue in employment at the end of this apprenticeship
    • Early Years Educator – Level 3

    Training provider


    Sally Baldwin

    Training to be provided

    We are looking for someone who like to work whilst they learn and during the apprenticeship to you will complete:

    • Development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours
    • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English
    • Gain valuable workplace experience
    • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner – Level 2

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