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    Apprentice Early Years Educator – Ilkeston

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 3
    • Vacancy length: 15 Months


    Brief overview of the role:
    The Rocking Horse Nursery (Ilkeston) are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team as an Apprentice Early Years Educator. You must have a level 2 childcare qualification to be considered for this position.

    Closing date: 25 Sep 2020

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: Your working week will cover Monday to Friday and you will work 40 hours per week, covering the opening times of the Ilkeston setting

    Total hours per week: 40.00

    Weekly wage: £166.00

    Expected duration: 15 months

    Possible start date: 05 Oct 2020

    Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Reference number: VAC001650230

    Positions: 1 available

    Vacancy description

    Duties to include:

    • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems ensuring the educational, social,
      physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are met at all times
    • To become involved in children’s activities so as to stimulate and extend their learning
    • To demonstrate sensitivity toward children and families within the facility
    • Providing an environment that is safe, stimulating and challenging, ensuring compliance with
      ‘The Children Act 2004’ and the ‘Childcare Act 2006’
    • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children
    • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted
    • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices
    • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise, and report any necessary
    • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the Management Team
    • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by
      the Management Team

    Vacancy description

    • Plan and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
    • To keep a proper record of achievement on your key children, for parents/carers, using our electronic system
    • Ensure that observations and work on key children and focus children are completed in a timely manner, and the planning sheet is kept up to date
    • Work with parents/carers of all children, including special needs children to give full integration in the Setting and additional support where necessary
    • To develop a good working relationship with all parents but in particular those of your key children
    • To identify, monitor and evidence children’s next steps, and take part in meetings with manager/deputy to update these
    • To ensure that all initial paperwork is completed when a new child starts, and take a lead in the settling in process, developing an effective relationship with parents/carers and the child
    • To ensure that tracking and any other additional paperwork is completed in a timely manner
    • To be aware of, follow and support any dietary or medical requirements
    • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
    • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events
    • To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed,including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
    • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind Nursery is fulfilled
    • Recording accidents, pre-existing and incidents on the appropriate forms, making sure that forms are completed correctly. Ensure the manager has initialed the report before the parent receives it
    • Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
    • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting
    • To respect the confidentiality of information received
    • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker and leading in an area of provision(s)
    • To take an active part in safeguarding supervisions and performance management meetings, acting on any targets produced
    • To undertake any training asked in a timely manner and seek additional training if deemed necessary

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills:

    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Clear and concise written skills
    • Ability to prioritise tasks
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Good problem-solving skills

    Personal qualities:

    • Willingness to be trained and developed
    • Ability to use own initiative
    • Flexible approach to work
    • Well presented, polite and well-spoken
    • Punctual
    • Trustworthy
    • Hardworking
    • Honest
    • Adaptable

    Desired qualifications:

    • Childcare level 2- essential
    • Paediatric first aid
    • Current DBS

    Future prospects:
    For the successful candidate there is the potential for ongoing employment and progression upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

    Training provider:


    Sally Baldwin

    Training to be provided:

    • Early Years Educator Level 3
    • Functional Skills maths level 2 – if required
    • Functional Skills English level 2 – if required

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Educator

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