Childcare Apprentice

Overview Details Apply

Number of vacancies:
1

Company name:
Stepping Stones Pre School

Company location:
PL9 8HJ

Salary per week:
£129

Hours:
30

Duties:

In this role you will be working to provide safe, high quality care for young children and to maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment. You will be supporting the pre-school in all aspects. You will be expected to work with other members of staff and independently.

Duties will include, but aren’t limited to:

  • General cleaning
  • Helping with meal times
  • Helping children to learn and engage alongside their piers
  • To work as part of a team
  • To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
  • To respect confidentiality and any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job

Training:

As a gateway requirement and prior to taking the EPA, apprentices must achieve all approved qualifications mandated in the Early Years Practitioner standard. These are:

Early Years Practitioner Qualification (level 2)

For level 2 apprenticeships, apprentices without English and mathematics at level 2 must achieve level 1 English and mathematics and take the tests for level 2 prior to taking their EPA.

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Previous experience of working with young children
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals
  • Keyboarding skills required to support the use of ICT in learning activities

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and develop one’s own skills and knowledge
  • Commitment to diversity and equal opportunities
  • Commitment to young children and families
  • A friendly, flexible approach

Desired qualifications

  • Have a GCSE in English & maths at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent
  • Suitability to work with young children (an enhanced DBS check will be performed prior to you starting the role)

Prospects:

There may be the potential for full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

Other info:

Things to consider

  • Post holder mainly operates within playroom/classroom-based conditions and there is regular background noise
  • There may be the need to deal with bodily fluids when providing personal care to pupils
  • Post holder will be subject to occasional exposure to pupils exhibiting difficult and challenging behaviour and who are angry or upset