Early Years Educator Apprencticeship

Childcare

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Industry
Childcare
Location
Ryde
Contract
Full Time
Salary
£129 per week
Published
14/09/2021
Closing
12/10/2021

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work at Daisy’s Ducklings, an Outstanding home from home childminding setting, as a Childcare Apprentice.

This is an amazing opportunity to start a career in childcare, working for a fantastic Ofsted Registered Childminder in Binstead, Ryde.

Daisy’s Ducklings follow the EYFS as required by Ofsted and take pride in planning activities that children will enjoy. We mostly follow a child-led approach and introduce elements of Montessori, Hygge and The Curiosity Approach into our days. We believe in giving children a voice and enjoy many different outings and activities. We can often be found exploring a forest or having fun at the beach.

This is a fantastic opportunity to kick start a career within a caring and professional childcare setting and gain a relevant childcare qualification at the same time.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Help to plan and provide age-appropriate activities for children, including joining in with songs, games and storytelling
  • Keep parents informed of their child’s progress, when necessary  
  • Help to establish routines and help to develop activity schedules
  • Ensure equipment and the facility is clean, well maintained and safe at all times
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel secure in
  • With guidance, implement positive discipline when required
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand

Personal Qualities   

  • A desire to work with children
  • Punctual and hard working
  • Good time keeping and communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Calm in a busy working environment
  • Good team player with a great personality
  • A love of muddy puddles
  • A fascination for bugs, beetles and other wriggly small creatures is always helpful

Skills that would be useful, but not essential as full training on the job will be given!

  • Rapidly counting the heads of small children 
  • A vast recollection of nursery rhymes and children’s songs (singing in tune is not a necessity)
  • Funny reading voices (especially the Gruffalo!)
  • Confidence in talking about yours or someone else’s toileting habits
  • A love of being outside no matter the weather
  • The ability to make the biggest splashes when jumping in muddy puddles
  • Excellent acting skills for drinking endless cups of imaginary tea
  • And finally, the ability to explain what colour the number 3 smells like!

Qualifications Required

  • A – C in Maths and English, or the ability to gain these/Functional Skills equivalent.

Working Week

  • 30 hours per week, term time only
  • Monday – Friday
  • One day a week at college

Hourly Wage

  • £129 p/w

Start Date

  • September/October 2021

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Once qualified, there may be an opportunity to progress to full time employment, depending on suitability / need

Apprenticeship duration will be 12 – 18 months

If this sounds like the next step you want to take with your career, then please apply below with a cover letter telling us why you feel you would be the ideal person to take on this brilliant opportunity. Don’t forget to attach your latest CV too!!

PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP IF YOU HAVE A DEGREE OR LEVEL 4 QUALIFICATION. ANY APPLICATIONS THAT ARE SUBMITTED WITH ONLY A CV AND NO COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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