Apprentice Early Years Practitioner – Greenside Care Club (LS28 8NZ)

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We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic apprentice to join our team. The successful candidates will be joining a team of staff who are passionate about providing high quality care and learning for children.

Overview

Main purpose of Practitioner’s Role

A practitioner is responsible for providing the best possible standards of care and education, as well as ensuring the environment is safe and secure, where the children are valued as individuals through a loving and child-centred approach. They must ensure the children have access to play opportunities throughout their time at the setting; providing activities which are stimulating and fun. They will be responsible for following policies and procedures and refer any matters to senior members of staff. They will be responsible for a key group of children, they will form strong relationships with the parents and communicate to them about their child’s development.

Responsibilities:

  • – To assist in providing a safe, supportive and caring environment for children in the care of Greenside Care Club; to ensure that all aspects of each individual child’s development are given full consideration.
  • – To provide a broad and balanced Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
  • – To observe, record and monitor children’s development
  • – To be proactive in the process of planning and developing children’s play, by organising, supporting and taking part in play activities
  • – To act as a positive role model for children.
  • – To ensure that communication with children, parents and the staff team is polite and courteous at all times.
  • – To liaise and provide professional advice to parents and other professionals that are involved with the child.
  • – To assist in offering support to parents and families where necessary.
  • – To develop a thorough knowledge of all of the settings operational policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected at all times.
  • – To maintain confidentiality procedures about all issues related to children and their families, your own and other staff members issues and any other management or operational issues.
  • – To maintain and follow all Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times including reading and following risk assessments.
  • – To ensure that accident and medication forms are completed and reported to supervisor/manager when required.
  • – To ensure any incidents are reported to supervisor/manager
  • – To understand and respect the need for consistency of care for the children – report for duty on time, maintain regular attendance, give appropriate notice of holiday requests and report nonattendance through sickness promptly and appropriately.
  • – To follow all routines, duties, timetables, rotas, record keeping activities and any other reasonable duty as requested by your manager or deputy manager.
  • – To ensure that clean and hygienic standards are maintained at all times. This includes daily cleaning rotas and other nursery/housekeeping duties.
  • – To take responsibility for continued professional development by attending courses (in-house and external), staff meetings/training, receiving constructive feedback and reading relevant material.

About the Employer

Greenside Care Club is a parent committee organisation situated on the site of Greenside Primary school providing childcare for children ages 3-11 years. We provide early education for children ages 3-4 years, before and after school care for children ages 3-11 years and holiday play scheme care for children ages 3-11 years.

Things to Consider

Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Training to be Delivered

You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor. An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Length of Programme: 17 months’ variable

Mode of delivery: one day in college per month.

End Point Assessment:

The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Multiple choice Exam
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location

Pudsey, Leeds

Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Greenside Care Club

Employer Address

Greenside Primary School
South Parade
Pudsey
Leeds
LS28 8NZ

Expected Duration

21 months

Working Week

Monday to Friday - between 8am - 5.30pm (on rota)

Weekly Hours

35.00

Wage Amount

£280.00 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE grades C/4 or above in Maths and English or AS levels (or equivalent) would be an advantage
  • Acceptance is subject to college interview, initial assessment and taking a skill area test

Desired Skills

  • Be able to work as part of a professional childcare team
  • Ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be able to motivate children and sustain their interest in play activities
  • Be able to contribute to the team
  • Be able to offer positive support to children’s development and well being
  • Be able to work in a responsive partnership with parents and carers
  • Be able to support children and families in a culturally sensitive, positive and non-judgemental way
  • Be able to take and accept instructions

Personal Qualities

  • Be polite and courteous
  • Be friendly
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Be patient and empathetic
  • Enthusiastic and committed

Future Prospects

Full time position

Date Posted

2022-07-27

Leeds City College