Ref: CC08 Early Years Apprentice level 2 or 3 at Gelston Manor Day Nursery

Be a part of the nursery team and learn and work alongside practitioners, follow the routines of the nursery day and understand how to plan in the moment and cater for the children’s needs, interests, learning and development. Learn how to use the nursery curriculum and assessment process to understand areas of development to support.

Apprenticeship Information

Start Date 20/05/2024
Location No Location
Occupational Areas Childcare
Closing Date 17/05/2024
Wage £5.28 Hour
Working Week Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm
19 months
Apprenticeship Level 2

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  • Job Description

    To acquire skills to understand children in nursery, plan for their learning needs and future development. Provide a safe, high-quality education and become part of team working alongside trained professionals.
    Main duties and responsibilities:
    1. Develop a partnership between you, the staff in the classroom and management which will be connected by good quality communication to keep everyone connected.
    2. Course work must be completed in a timely manner.
    3. To work flexibly as part of a larger team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required, in order to ensure the smooth running of the nursery.
    4. Provide high quality care and education to all children in the setting.
    Contribute to effective teamwork and positive relationships by;
    5. Reflect upon your own practice daily with the support of the practitioners working alongside you
    6. Learn from each other, take on advice given and feedback to help improve practice.
    7. Ensure daily tasks are being distributed evenly between all staff and each person takes on a fair and even workload to maintain the upkeep of the classroom
    8. To be part of a team that provides purposeful, stimulating environment that is rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. The environment should take into account children’s abilities, interests, language and cultural backgrounds.
    9. To embrace, understand and promote Gelston Manor Day Nursery and the role you play as part of the team which provide high levels of care and education.
    10. Promote positive relationships in the early years setting.
    11. Work towards becoming a key person to 2 or 3 children and carry out key person responsibilities such as building relationships with the children and their families.
    12. Key persons are responsible for ensuring key children have an appropriate, achievable goal for development where planning, assessment and reflection happens on a continued loop.
    13. Continual communication between keyworker and parents on a daily basis to be effective, positive, meaningful and professional.
    Children’s information, documentation and curriculum.
    14. Daily dairies to be filled out on the nursery app and on daily records for the room where appropriate.
    15. Photos to be taken of key children and children in the classroom to be published to their parents showing development, interest and curiosity.
    16. Fill out 6 weekly summaries for key children and passed on to parents to read and sign. These to be checked by room leader before published.
    17. To complete appropriate paperwork regarding health care routines within the classrooms recording children’s sleeps, nappies and bottle feeds where appropriate.
    18. Complete 2 years checks in Otters and Owlets where appropriate, these must be checked by room leader before being published to parents to sign.
    19. To fill out accident, existing injuries and incident forms where needed. These are to be over seen by room leaders until confident to fill out independently.
    20. If needed, fill out safeguarding forms accompanied by a senior member of staff.
    Policies and Procedures:
    21. To reinforce the settings policies and procedures at all times, if breaches are noted these are to be reported to management immediately.
    22. To ensure you have a working knowledge of all aspects of health and safety and risk assessments that are in place.
    23. Ensure all Safeguarding procedures are followed in line with local authority and nursery policies.
    24. Respond appropriately to issues regarding confidentiality.
    25. Work in partnership to ensure standards are continually being met in line with Ofsted requirements and the EYFS.
    26. Reflect on daily practice and identify areas for continual improvement.
    27. Promote equality and diversity within the nursery challenging any behaviour which does not support our inclusive practice and equal opportunity policy for both children and staff.
    28. To be flexible within working practice of the nursery and be prepared to help if needed, including overtime, undertaking domestic jobs and cooking.
    29. Attend staff meetings and training sessions necessary for continued professional development.
    30. Maintain staff ratios in accordance with statutory regulations – ensure all equipment, drinks, toilet breaks and done before the start of your shift.
    31. Follow the daily running of the classroom routine, encouraging the children to actively join in and support the through changes.

  • Personal Qualities

    Bubbly, positive person, confident and gentle natured, sociable and has good communication skills.

  • Qualifications Required

    4 GCSE’s including Maths and English A* – D, or equivalent.

  • Future Prospects

    Progression to a level 3 apprenticeship.

  • What will the End Point Assessment (EPA) include

    This includes a professional discussion underpinned by portfolio. A knowledge test. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO.

  • Things to Consider

    In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open.
    Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails.
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