Little Orchard Nursery and Pre-school

Little Orchard Nursery and Pre-school

£129.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Childcare Apprentice
Published: Nov 30, 2021
Ref: LIT006

Little Orchard Nursery and Pre-school are looking for a Level 3 Childcare Apprentice to join their friendly team in South Brent, just north of Ivybridge.

The Apprentices Role

As a Level 3 Apprentice you will be involved in supervising the childrens’ play time, and engaging children in learning and play activities. You will provide a safe and stimulating learning environment based on the EYFS regulations and our curriculum.

You will work as part of a happy team and contribute to the planning of daily nursery room activities. You will be a trainee Keyworker for a small group of children and ensure all Policies and Procedures are adhered to.

On a daily basis you will be required to liaise with parents, with support, and gain experience of developmental meetings. You will be expected to compile Learning Journeys for their children on a regular basis.

Working Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30am and 6pm, hours may vary each week depending on the requirements of the nursery.

Wages: £129.00 per week, based on a 30 hour week.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Little Orchard Nursery & Pre-school is set within a warm, secure and stimulating environment we support and encourage children to achieve a high level of wellbeing and reach their full potential by valuing them as individuals, building their resilience, setting boundaries and respecting each other and the world we live in.

We consider every ‘little person’ to be an independent, fascinating, creative individual with a huge amount to offer the world. At Little Orchard Nursery and Pre School we understand that the importance of the early years in a child’s general development cannot be over-emphasised.

Children have:
The need for love and security
The need to be treated as an individual
The need for new experiences
The need for praise and recognition
The need for a framework of responsible behaviour
The need to be given the time to extend their own ideas.

Staff are our biggest asset and we are committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all of their training with a view to future employment.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will need to have good communication skills to work with the children, colleagues and parents. You must be hardworking, reliable and have the ability to follow procedures and take instructions.

An important part of this position is to be able to work well within our friendly team and be able to use your own initiative throughout the day. Good timekeeping and attendance are also required for this position, together with a focused approach on all the duties that you carry out.

Personal Qualities

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic apprentice to join their hard working team. The successful candidate will need to be presentable, outgoing and have a caring approach. You must be reliable and have a willingness to learn and progress in a professional busy nursery.

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will need to have a friendly and approachable. Most importanly, you will have a sense of humour and make sure that each day is fun and enjoyable for the children.

Prior Qualifications

In order to be successful for this role, you will need to have completed the Early Years Practitioner qualification at Level 2.

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades 9-2 (A*-E) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Childcare includes:

  • 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.

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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School