Early Years Apprentice

Coventry, Leamington Spa, West Midlands
Posted 3 months ago

To work as part of the team to gain the knowledge and experience needed to qualify as an amazing practitioner, working across ages 0-5, and learning the new EYFS.

The role will include supporting staff with creating an educationally enriched environment. Creating equal opportunities for all, and ensuring a diverse environment is provided. The role includes observing and tracking children’s development and setting new next steps to encourage positive outcomes for the children in their care.

The role includes planning activities and putting their plans into practice, as well as evaluating and reflecting on their practice. We are a small nursery looking for caring and passionate individuals to join our team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps young children to develop
  • Plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepare them for school
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers, other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children
  • Make accurate and effective use of assessment reflecting the needs, interests and stages of development of the individual children

Desired skills

  • Has a child focussed approach to all practice
  • Commitment to training and professional development
  • Commitment to equality
  • Ability to be imaginative in providing activities for children
  • Commitment to working in partnership with parents/carers
  • Has a good understanding of children’s individual needs

Personal qualities

  • Flexible working
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under own initiative
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to reflect and develop their professional development
  • Driven and Passionate

Desired qualifications

English and Maths Grade 4/C or above

Future prospects

Level 2 or 3 qualified

Training to be provided

  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • EYFS
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or for the right candidate Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills if applicable

About the employer

First Steps Kindergarten, established in 1992, we are a family run business, dedicated to developing and nurturing children, capitalising on their learning ability. The atmosphere of our kindergarten is calm and friendly. We believe your child will grow through thoughtful nurture, with staff that are caring and professional.

Job Features

Job CategoryChild Care, Early Years, Nursery
Contract Length:18 Months
Job Reference:ES/FSK/EYP
Expected Start Date:April 2022
Training Provider:BCTG Ltd
Apprenticeship Standard:Early Years Practitioner Level 2

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