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    Apprentice Early Years Educator – LITTLE EXPLORERS NURSERY – SHEFFIELD, S26 5RE

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 3
    • Vacancy length: 16 Months

    Company Name: Little Explorers Day Care Nursery

    Company Address:
    230 Wales Road
    S26 5RE

    Closing date: 06 Sep 2021

    Brief overview of the role: Little Explorers Nursery has a fantastic opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to join the part of the Childcare care team. The ideal candidate will already hold the level 2 qualification in childcare.

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: Monday – Friday, to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 30.00

    Weekly wage: £129.00

    Expected duration: 16 months

    Possible start date: 10 Sep 2021

    Apprenticeship level: 3

    Reference number: VAC001751969

    Positions: 1 available

    About the Employer

    Little Explorers Nursery is a 65 place nursery for children from 3 months – 4+ years, which is open 50weeks a year. We also offer a holiday club for school aged children in FS2-Year 6. It has been rated “OUTSTANDING” by OFSTED (October 2019).

    It is our vision to provide high quality child care and education. “Every Child Matters” is at the heart of our philosophy. We offer a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment, while providing flexibility to parents seeking an exciting Early Years Education for their child.

    Vacancy description

    Brief description of responsibilities

    The main duties for this job role are as follows:

    • Check all toys and equipment in the nursery considering health and safety at all times
    • Ensure that all daily routines are followed
    • Prepare snacks for children within the setting
    • Provide a full and varied plan of safe, entertaining, and creative play, to ensure each child reaches their full potential
    • Recording observations and updating individual children records
    • Put forward ideas for planning topics and activities
    • Adhere to all the nurseries policies
    • Ensure that confidentiality is applied at all times to children, staff, parents, and carers
    • Be responsible for setting up, carrying out and evaluating activities
    • Carry out activities and cleaning duties when required within the nursery. Ensuring the premises are clean and tidy in preparation for the following day
    • Attend regular meetings with other staff members
    • Flexibility to be shown by all staff, to cover in other rooms as and when required
    • Carry out any request made by the manager immediately
    • Promote and advertise the Nursery in a positive way at all times (This may include leaflet distribution)
    • Report any concerns regarding a child to the manger, in confidence

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Good communication skills
    • Good timekeeping skills
    • Good level of written and spoken English skills

    Personal qualities

    • A happy, positive attitude and approach to work at all times
    • Ability to use own initiative and common sense at all times
    • To provide a caring environment for all children
    • Ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome within the nursery: Children, Parents, Visitors and Staff
    • Patient
    • Punctual
    • Honest
    • Hardworking
    • Reliable
    • Friendly
    • Caring

    Desired qualifications

    You have already attained a level 2 Diploma in Childcare (or equivalent) and your looking to progress onto a level 3 we will require GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

    Future prospects

    Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship placement you may be offered a full-time position subject to the needs of the business.

    Training provider


    Caitlyn Blakeway

    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 2 Functional Skills in maths and English
    • Gain valuable workplace experience
    • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Educator – Level 3

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