Ref: CC10 Early Years Practitioner apprentice level 2 or 3 at Ashbridge nursery

Our apprenticeship scheme, run in conjunction with Runshaw College, who provides a thorough understanding of the world of childcare with a guaranteed permanent job upon successful completion of the apprenticeship at one of our 4 nurseries in Hutton near Penwortham, Cottam, Walton-le-Dale and Bilsborrow.

Apprenticeship Information

Start Date 09/09/2024
Location No Location
Occupational Areas Childcare
Closing Date 31/07/2024
Wage £6.40 Hour
Working Week 30 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm
15 months (+ 4months EPA) = 19 months
Apprenticeship Level 2

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  • Job Description

    • To be part of the Ashbridge Apprenticeship team and to develop your role in line with the guidance and support provided by the company and all of your team members
    • To complete the academic responsibilities of the Ashbridge Apprenticeship scheme (both internal and external led learning).
    • To learn how to deliver an outstanding level of learning, development and care for the children for whom you are responsible for
    • To learn to ensure that the Early Years setting is a safe environment for children, staff and others
    • To learn to develop partnerships with parents and carers by leading and establishing professional relationships with our families.
    • To learn how to lead practice in our Outdoor Education and Attachment and Child -led ethos
    • To be able to work as part of the Apprentice Team, The Early Years setting team, and also the wider Ashbridge Company Team
    • To learn how to be fully conversant with all company policies, procedures and EYFS
    • To learn how to be an active member of a team, involved in planning and implementing a suitable range of activities and opportunities for children to learn and play
    • To operate within company policies on Equality and Diversity, promoting and providing for equal opportunities and cultural awareness
    • To be able to complete daily logs of children’s observations and magic moments on in house software and IT
    • To learn how to maintain effective record keeping
    • To observe and learn how to be a nurturing & child-led key person
    • To uphold the Ashbridge Values at all times – Attitude, Achievement and Aspiration
    • To attend regular development meetings with assessors, line managers and other members of the Apprentice Team
    • To have a positive attitude towards self appraisal and career development
    • To engage in all learning opportunities as part of the Apprentice Scheme
    • To be self-motivated, highly professional and confidential in all aspects of your role
    • To learn the cleaning schedules and Health & safety procedures; and to subsequently follow these at all times
    • To learn safety procedures regarding meal times, including allergies, dietaries and food hygiene procedures
    • To learn the procedure regarding administration of medication and first aid in line with company procedures
    • To report any safety issues to a colleague or line manager with immediate effect
    • To learn the system of ratios in relation to child safety and ensure that the procedures surrounding this are followed at all times
    • To fully learn and understand the safeguarding procedures in each setting, across the company and locally
    • To report any safeguarding issues with immediate effect to a line manager
    • To support all systems that ensure cleanliness of the Early Years setting

  • Personal Qualities

    • Self motivated
    • Passionate, nurturing & caring

  • Qualifications Required

    4 x GCSE A*-D/ 9-3 including Maths and English or equivalent.

  • Future Prospects

    level 3 or 5 qualification AND a permanent practitioner job role

  • 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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