You will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn”. You will be given the opportunity to gain and develop new skills and experiences, whilst working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for the Early Years Educator.
Duties will include:
Specific Childcare Tasks:
St John’s offer quality childcare for 2-4 year olds. We pride ourselves on child centred learning and we enhance children’s interest and curiosity through in the moment planning, allowing us to capture each individual child’s interest.
Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace and 20% of your working hours will be dedicated to ‘off the job training’. You will be allocated a Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator (TLC) and will have access to our online study area where you will find all your study materials. Your TLC will provide you with personal tutorial support and on-programme assessment at pre-arranged times.
End point assessment by an independent assessment organisation and comprises of two activities – knowledge test and portfolio-based professional discussion.
You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge and Understanding, Skills and Behaviours).
You must complete the following approved qualifications mandated in the standard:
• Pearson Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
• Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
• English and maths Level 2 (if not already achieved)
Ability to work as part of a team. You need to show the ability to develop excellent communication and relationships with children, parents and colleagues.
Maths and English GCSE graded C/4 or above (or equivalent) and a Level 2 Childcare qualification would be an advantage.
Achievement of the Advanced Apprenticeship will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the wider childcare sector, e.g. Room Leader, Nursery Supervisor or Nursery Manager. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Levels 4 and 5 Foundation Degrees in Early Years.