Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

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Rated Outstanding for apprenticeships
in our June 2017 Ofsted inspection

Ofsted - Outstanding Provider

Apprenticeship summary

  • To promote wellbeing and healthy eating practices for all children
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, keeping records and recording observations, liaising closely with parents/carers.  Ensure that each child is learning and developing by drawing up and monitoring planning
  • To ensure that each child’s needs are recognised and met.  Responsible for implementing systems of observations and record keeping so that attainment and progress is effectively and regularly assessed
  • To provide quality teaching & learning to children.  Offering and promoting a stimulating, enabling & challenging environment for all children with an appropriate level of support & stimulation
  • To keep records of children’s achievements and share this information with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement.  Ensuring all required documentation is kept up to date
  • To greet & feedback to all children, their families, carers, and to offer reassurance to new families and support them in settling in.  Always maintaining a friendly yet professional relationship/approach with families/carers
  • To help set-up the room for the daily programme and/or help tidy away at the end of the day.  Ensuring that the environment is safe, carrying out risk assessments & temperature control, checking that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practiced
  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum, in-line with the latest EYFS and Ofsted regulations
  • To advise the Room Leader/Nursery Manager of any concerns about children, parents, carers, other Staff, nursery environment, or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To maintain confidentiality regarding any information regarding children, their families, carers or other Staff which is learned as part of the job, inside and outside of the nursery
  • To assist in promoting/developing multi-cultural awareness and anti-racist/sexiest practice within the Nursery
  • To assist, where necessary, in the practical training of new staff, assistant nursery nurses and trainees
  • To follow all Nursery Policies & Procedures at all times and, respect for colleagues at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience is desired
  • In-Depth knowledge of the current EYFS regulations
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Full awareness of the Children’s Act 1989

Personal qualities

  • Mature outlook
  • Professional and friendly personality

About the employer


Incredible Kids Day Nurseries are committed to achieving ‘Truly Amazing Childcare’, helping children to develop through the early years alongside a commitment to ethical, environmental and moral values.

Our nurseries are all purpose-built with extensive indoor and outdoor play areas for children to learn, play and enjoy. We constantly review our settings to ensure that our high standards are achieved and that the rooms are stocked with resources for exploration and developmental learning.

Apprenticeship Framework:Children and Young People's Workforce
Weekly Wage: £148.00
Working Week: Monday to Friday, shifts TBC
Apprenticeship duration: 24 months
Possible start date: 14-01-2019
Level: Advanced

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