Ref: CC47 Early Years Apprentice at A-Star Pre-School
As an apprentice you will:
Learn and train for a specific job
Get paid and receive holiday leave
Get hands-on experience in a real job
Spend a minimum of 6 hours a week off-the-job to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours relevant to your apprenticeship standard
Complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
- Job Description
Early Years Practitioner Job
Purpose: To care for and enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day to day running of the nursery.
Responsible to: The Management Team
Main duties and responsibilities:
· To provide and maintain a high-quality service to children and their families working as part of a staff team to meet children’s individual needs.
Children and Families:
· To develop and maintain positive relationships with children and families.
· To use skilful interaction strategies within teachable moments with children to extend their learning.
· To assist with the planning and delivery of a wide range of opportunities to meet children’s needs. · To work within the EYFS Statutory Framework and Ofsted Early Years Inspection Framework and promote high standards of care for the children. Personal care such as nappy changes are all staff members responsibilities.
· If applicable, to assume responsibility for key children and ensure their developmental needs are met, accurately recorded, and learning diaries are kept up to date.
· To maintain a child-centred environment by observing and reviewing resources and room lay out with the team. Displays are kept relevant to children and families’ interests.
· To use observation and reflective practice to contribute to planning and evaluation in the setting, using the development plan.
· To always maintain the children’s safety and wellbeing during attendance at the setting and on trips.
· To take any action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children and to report any concern immediately to the Manager or safeguarding leader.
· To ensure good communication between staff and parent’s/carers.
· To work as a positive role model and member of the staff team.
· To attend staff meetings, supervision and appraisals and relevant identified training.
· To always work within policies and procedures and support staff to adhere to them.
· To keep records as required.
· To contribute to any quality assurance programmes such as Bristol Standard or Early Years Nutrition Partnership.
· To maintain positive working relationships with relevant internal and external professionals.
· To support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity.
· To always represent the setting professionally, maintaining the settings integrity and being open to both giving and receiving feedback.
· To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Management team.
· To take part in supervisions, reflecting on your own well-being and mental health and to seek support from management when required.
- Personal Qualities
Punctual, sense of humour, flexible, team player, good spelling and grammar.
- Qualifications Required
4 x GCSE A*-D/ 9-3 including Maths and English or equivalent.
- Future Prospects
Commitment to continuing professional development.
Progression onto level 3 apprenticeship if on level 2 initially.
- What will the End Point Assessment (EPA) include
Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. 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
This vacancy will accept applications for level 2 or 3 apprenticeships.