Childcare Apprenticeship – East Dulwich

Early years educator (Level 3)
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Date Posted: 14/05/24
Start Date: 02/07/24
Casa Tierra Bilingual Childcare are looking for a Nursery Assistant Apprentice, you will be studying toward your Early Years Educator Level 3.

Job Description

We would like to welcome a new practitioner to our small friendly team in East Dulwich.  Our setting provides staff with a great opportunity to begin or further develop their childcare career with opportunities to progress well and take on more responsibility as we are a growing business.

We are open 8-6 Mon-Fri and are flexible at this stage about the hours offered – though a minimum of 30 hours at least guaranteed to cover the course requirements.  Shifts are usually half days, full days or 9-5.

We are a small home-based childcare setting with a great local reputation and fantastic relationships with parents.  We look after children mostly ages 1-3 at present in a large house with a big garden near local green spaces.  We are a Spanish bilingual setting but not all staff speak Spanish so this is not essential.

Duties include:  

• Helping to prepare and feed children simple meals and drinks (the cook prepares hot meals).

• Changing nappies or helping with potty/toilet training. 

• Teaching general life skills, such as basic hygiene and manners.

• Helping to get the children safely access nature play at our house or in local green spaces.

 • Closely supervising children during activities and ensuring the environment is safe.

• Developing positive relationships with children, parents, other staff and members of the household to ensure children and parents feel happy and comfortable with the provision.

• Planning and delivering stimulating activities to enable the children to develop in all the EYFS key areas.

• Tidying away resources and cleaning up after meals in line with health and safety and food hygiene requirements.

• Helping to track and record the children’s development and experiences using an online software programme.

• Be familiar with all the policies and procedures such as safeguarding, data protection and emergency evacuation procedures and ensure they are adhered to.

• Be familiar with Ofsted requirements and how to ensure they are met (training provided). 

We are all working towards becoming a Curiosity Approach setting – an innovative, exciting pedagogy with so many benefits for the children.  Additional training on this will be provided for all staff so it is a great time to join our team. All essential training and costs such as DBS checks will be paid for by the company. Wellness is important to us, and we offer discounts on services like massages or yoga classes for staff – we nurture our staff as well as the children.  Snacks, fruit, tea and coffee are provided for staff and meetings are catered too. 

We are an active equal opportunities employer and have a broad staff team including male early years practitioners and staff of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.  We strongly value diversity and celebrate all our differences.   

Skills Required
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.

It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.

This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study.

This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 18 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Early Years Educator – Level 3

Possibility of a full time role after the completion of the apprenticeship

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