St David's Pre-School

St David's Pre-School

£124.50 per week

Exeter and Surrounding Areas

Child Care Apprentice
Published: Jul 14, 2020
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The Apprentice’s Role

The successful apprentice must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs. You will be involved in supervising children playtime, engaging children in learning and play activities. This will be an important part of your role as this will show your confidence and ability to work with young children. You will learn how to interact with young children throughout all the activities that you take part in, which will help you enjoy your progression through your apprenticeship. Throughout each day you will be keeping and updating records accordingly, as well as working with team members and maintaining a high standard of operation so that the nursery runs smoothly and efficiently.

You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff, who will show you all the company policies and procedures required for this position, including Health and Safety in the workplace. You will be required to make sure that the nursery areas are tidy and clean at the end of the day, in preparation for the following day.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Working Hours: Term time – 30 hours a week over a 38 week year, hours will be Monday to Friday daily (hours may be tweaked regarding where we may need the cover)

Wages: £124.50 per week, £4.15 per hour, over a 30 hour week. (If the apprentice is required to work during Easter or Summer Clubs they will be paid accordingly)

Holiday: 13 weeks of holiday entitlement, inline with school holidays.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

As a registered provider St Davids Pre-School plan the children's learning so that the children are working towards the Early Learning Goals as outlined in the Foundation Stage Curriculum. The Early Learning Goals set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage in the six areas of learning and development.

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Skills Required

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

An important part of this position is to be able to work well within a 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

The successful candidates will need to be presentable, outgoing and have a caring approach. You must be reliable, and enthusiastic 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 focused and patient approach, and most importantly make each day fun and enjoyable for the children.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Additional Requirements

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.

The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner 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