Early Years Educator Apprentice
Published: Oct 15, 2020
St Barnabas MAT, on behalf of Braddock Church of England Primary School, are looking for a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice to join their friendly team within their Nursery and Foundation group.
The Apprentice’s Role
The apprentice will be supporting a fully qualified EYFS teacher and Level 3 trained Teaching Assistant in the successful delivery of the curriculum within a mixed Nursery/Reception class of children. The role will involve working with small groups and individuals, both indoors and outdoors and supporting children with their social/emotional well-being, whilst developing their confidence and independence. The applicant will be committed to ensuring that all children are receiving the very best start to their education.
Duties and responsibilities will include;
• Preparing the setting for children
• Meeting with the other practitioners in the classroom
• Welcoming children into the setting
• Working with small groups/individuals
• Supporting with lunch and break times.
• Providing programmes of intervention
• Taking and recording observations of children through a variety of means
• Supporting life skills (including social skills)
• Liaising with parents and visitors to the setting
• Attending whole staff development meetings
Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working a minimum of 30 hours per week between Monday and Friday.
Wages: £124.50 per week, based on a 30 hour week.
Holiday: Holidays will be in line with the School Programme which will be discussed with you.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
The St Barnabas Multi Academy Trust (MAT) was established in December 2013 under the umbrella of 'Askel Veur', the Diocese of Truro Academies Company. They currently have six schools in their Multi Academy Trust – St Martin's, Quethiock, St Nicolas, Millbrook, Braddock and Antony School. Braddock Primary School is an inclusive Church of England Primary School with an attached Nursery.
On completion of your Level 3 qualification, should any future vacancies occur, then the right candidate would be considered for the role.
Braddock Primary are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and reliable candidate who is able to use their own initiative. You will need to be a team player as well as approachable for staff, children and parents and have a welcoming nature.
You must have the ability to work well under pressure, as well as possess good problem solving skills. The successful candidate must have great communication and organisational skills, and be confident to ask questions.
Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-C/4-9 in Maths and English.
In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.
Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard
Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
Child Care Apprentice
Child Care Apprentice
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The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
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