Level 3 Child Care Apprentice
Published: Oct 20, 2021
Compton Valley Nursery and Preschool are looking for an Apprentice to work towards their Level 3 Early Years Educator and join their friendly team in Paignton.
The Apprentice’s Role
Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working a minimum of 30 hours per week between Monday and Friday.
Wages: £138.60 to £267.30 per week, based on a 30 hour week, at national minimum wage. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Compton Valley Nursery and Preschool is a family run setting situated in a beautiful rural location that allows for rural walks and outdoor play in all weathers. They have a highly motivated team of staff who are committed to providing a safe, nurturing atmosphere where all children are able to thrive and achieve their full potential.
They provide 3 separate play rooms for the children in their care. These consist of a baby room, toddler room and a pre-school room. All of their rooms are designed to create a homely and family atmosphere with carpets and sofas in every room as well as a high standard of play and learning resources. All rooms have their own team of staff who plan for individual learning through a superb range of activities.
They have a dedicated team of staff who are experienced in delivering the Early Years national curriculum and committed to promoting the well-being of each child in their care.
Since 2008 they have been awarded 3 consecutive Outstanding Early Years Provider Awards by OFSTED, and in their most recent inspections they achieved an Outstanding grade in every area of provision.
Over the past few years they have had a number of apprentices, working towards their level 2 and level 3 qualifications, most of them are still part of their highly motivated team.
Due to the success and progression of their previous apprentices, they are now looking for a new level 3 apprentice to join their team and become a valuable asset to their organisation.
The key skills required for this role include:
The key attributes required for this role include:
In order to be successful for this role, you will need to have achieved the Level 2 Early Years Practitioners or equivalent and have GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as Functional Skills.
In order to be successful for this role, you will need your own transport due to the location of this nursery.
The Apprenticeship in Childcare includes:
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. Prevent Duty training, FGM training and other internal training will also be part of your apprenticeship programme.
Level 3 Childcare Apprentice
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
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.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!