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

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 2
    • Vacancy length: 13 Months

    Company Name: Alexandra Pre-School

    Company Address:
    14 Glodwick Road
    OL4 1AH

    Brief overview of the role: Pre School setting based in Oldham are looking for someone with a love of working with children to add to our team If you want to continue to work with children and gain a qualification – apply now!

    Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: Shifts to cover opening times, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

    Weekly wage: £129.00

    Expected duration: 13 months

    Possible start date: 27 Sep 2021

    Apprenticeship level: 2

    Reference number: VAC001758350

    Positions: 1 available

    About the employer

    Our Vision:

    • Explore, Learn and Flourish
    • Together we take our first steps to be the best we can

    We believe that:

    • Everyone should be made to feel welcome, valued and respected
    • We all have the right to achieve our full potential
    • Children learn most effectively through first-hand experiences, play and talk
    • Everyone learns best when they are happy, secure and have a high sense of wellbeing
    • Children achieve when we know them well and respond to their developmental needs and interests
    • Children and families need to feel safe and secure within our school
    • Children thrive when parents/carers, staff and children share their learning
    • We should support parents to be the best parents they can

    Vacancy description

    Key Tasks:

    • To contribute 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 requirements
    • To undertake a key worker role for individual children to ensure their individual needs are met
    • To undertake 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
    • To plan appropriate interventions for individuals or groups of children at risk of a delay in their development
    • To consult with the children and involve them in the planning of activities.
    • To regularly liaise with parents about aspects of their child’s progress and development as the key person on an ongoing basis
    • Communicate both verbally and in writing with parents and other professionals in relation to children’s development and progress through formative and summative assessments
    • To be responsible 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
    • To work in partnership with parents to support the full integration of their children into the Preschool facility and through home learning packages
    • To prepare food for the children and facilitate meal and snack times, ensuring they are a pleasant social experience for the children
    • To work in line with the setting standards to develop good relationships with colleagues, children, parents and other visitors to the setting
    • To ensure that within the confines of safeguarding that confidentiality is always maintained
    • To be aware of and support the implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures
    • To be aware of and support the implementation of Special Educational Needs and Disability policies and procedures and role they play in implementing these within the setting
    • To assist the children in their personal care needs and hygiene throughout the day, including toileting, change and clean children when appropriate

    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:

    The employer is looking for someone to continue to progress and continue in employment at the end of this apprenticeship.

    Training provider


    Sally Baldwin

    Training to be provided

    Full on the job training will be provided as well as working towards:

    • 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 – L2

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